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The Google Cloud Platform Podcast, coming to you every week. Discussing everything on Google Cloud Platform from App Engine to Big Query.

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End of the Year Recap
00:37:46
<p>Hosts new and old gather together for this special episode of the podcast! We&rsquo;ll talk about our favorite episodes of the year, the coolest things from 2019, and wrap up another great year together doing what we love! Happy Holidays to all of our listeners, and we&rsquo;ll see you in the new year!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="top-episodes-of-the-year">Top episodes of the year</h5> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 173: Cloud Run with Steren Giannini and Ryan Gregg <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-173-cloud-run/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 165: Python with Dustin Ingram <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-165-python-with-dustin-ingram/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 175: MongoDB with Andrew Davidson <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-175-mongodb-with-andrew-davidson/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 160: Knative with Mark Chmarny and Ville Aikas <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-160-knative-with-mark-chmarny-and-ville-aikas/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 180: Firebase with Jen Person <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-180-firebase-with-jen-person/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 164: Node.js with Myles Borins <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-164-nodejs-with-myles-borins/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 174: Professional Services with Ann Wallace and Michael Wallman <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-174-professional-services-with-ann-wallace-and-michael-wallman/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 176: Human-Centered AI with Di Dang <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-176-human-centered-ai/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 168: NVIDIA T4 with Ian Buck and Kari Briski <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-168-nvidia-t4-with-ian-buck-and-kari-briski/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 163: Cloud SQL with Amy Krishnamohan <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-163-cloud-sql-with-amy-krishnamohan/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="favorite-episodes-of-the-year">Favorite episodes of the year</h5> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 193: Devoted Health and Data Science with Chris Albon <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-193-devoted-health-and-data-science-with-chris-albon/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 177: Primer with John Bohannon <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-177-primer-with-john-bohannon/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 202: Supersolid with Kami May <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-202-supersolid-with-kami-may/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 186: Blockchain with Allen Day <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-186-blockchain-with-allen-day/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 196: Phoenix Labs with Jesse Houston <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-196-phoenix-labs-with-jesse-houston/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 199: Data Visualization with Manuel Lima <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-199-cloud-data-visualization-with-manuel-lima/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 196: Phoenix Labs with Jesse Houston <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-196-phoenix-labs-with-jesse-houston/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 206: ML/AI with Zack Akil <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-206-ml-ai-with-zack-akil/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 201: FACEIT with Maria Laura Scuri <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-201-faceit-with-maria-laura-scuri/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 199: Data Visualization with Manuel Lima <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-199-cloud-data-visualization-with-manuel-lima/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 167: World Pi Day with Emma Haruka Iwao <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-167-world-pi-day-with-emma-haruka-iwao/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 206: ML/AI with Zack Akil <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-206-ml-ai-with-zack-akil/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 198: SeMI Technologies with Laura Ham <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-198-semi-technologies-with-laura-ham/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="favorite-things-of-the-year">Favorite things of the year</h5> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/">Cloud Run</a></li> </ul></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li><a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/stadia">Stadia</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.snk-corp.co.jp/us/games/samuraishodown/">Samurai Shodown</a> available on Stadia</li> <li>All the new podcast hosts!</li> </ul></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li>First time doing the podcast at NEXT and it was quite the experience.</li> <li>Going to Nvidia offices to do an episode</li> <li>Getting to talk to guests in the gaming industry and hear how passionate they are about the things they are building</li> <li>Joining the podcast</li> <li>Podcast outtakes!</li> </ul></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi&rsquo;s</a> Favorites: <ul> <li>Visited a bunch of offices!</li> <li>Joining the podcast</li> <li>Cloud NEXT talk, where my demo failed but I recovered!</li> <li>Spreading the love and joy of databases <br /></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark Mirch&rsquo; will be sleeping as much as possible!</p> <p>Mandel will be working on plans for <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/">Next</a>, <a href="https://www.gdconf.com">GDC</a>, and <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">I/O</a> 2020!</p> <p>Gabi will be running away to warm weather for her winter vacation!</p> <p>Jon will be home! He&rsquo;ll also be planning gaming content for next year and wrapping up this year with some deep dives into multiplayer games and some possible content!</p> <h5 id="sound-effects-attribution">Sound Effects Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 4, 5 &amp; 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Incorrect&rdquo; by RicherLandTV of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Correct&rdquo; by Epon of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Fireworks 3 Bursts&rdquo; by AtomWrath of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Jingle Romantic&rdquo; by Jay_You of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Dark Cinematic&rdquo; by Michael-DB of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Bossa Loop&rdquo; by Reinsamba of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/MHHF_kN3heU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 11, 2019
ML/AI with Zack Akil
00:27:10
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi Ferrara</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> are joined today by fellow Googler <a href="https://twitter.com/ZackAkil">Zack Akil</a> to discuss machine learning and AI advances at Google. First up, Zack explains some of the ways AutoML Vision and Video can be used to make life easier. One example is how Google Photos are automatically tagged, allowing them to be searchable thanks to AutoML. Developers can also train their own AutoML to detect specific scenarios, such as laughing in a video.</p> <p>We also talk Cloud Next 2019 and learn how Zack comes up with ideas for his cool demos. His goal is to inspire people to incorporate machine learning into their projects, so he tries to combine hardware and exciting technology to think of fun, creative ways developers can use ML. Recently, he made a smart AI bicycle that alerts riders of possible danger behind them through a system of lights and a project to track and photograph balls as they fly through the air after being kicked.</p> <p>To wrap it all up, Zack tells us about some cool projects he&rsquo;s heard people use AutoML for (like bleeping out tv show spoilers in online videos!) and the future of the software.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="zack-akil">Zack Akil</h5> <p>When he’s not teaching machine learning at Google, <a href="https://twitter.com/ZackAkil">Zack</a> likes to teach machine learning at his hands-on data science meetup, Central London Data Science Project Nights. Although he works in the cloud, most of his hobby projects look at different ways you can embed machine learning into low-power devices like Raspberry Pis and Arduinos. He also likes to have a bit of banter with his mixed tag rugby teams.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Stackdriver Logging comes to Cloud Code in Visual Studio Code <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/stackdriver-logging-comes-to-cloud-code-in-visual-studio-code">blog</a></li> <li>Open Match v0.8 was released last month <a href="https://open-match.dev/site/docs/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner now supports the WITH clause <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/docs/query-syntax#with-clause">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Zack&rsquo;s Website <a href="https://www.zackakil.com/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>AutoML Video <a href="https://cloud.google.com/video-intelligence/automl/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>AutoML Vision <a href="https://developers.google.com/ml-kit/vision">site</a></li> <li>AutoML Vision Object Detection <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/automl/object-detection/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Coral <a href="https://coral.ai">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow.js <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/js">site</a></li> <li>Central London Data Science Meetup <a href="https://www.meetup.com/central_london_data_science/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/functions-framework">How do I run Cloud Functions in a local environment?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Zack will be at <a href="https://www.devrelcon.net">DevRelCon</a>.</p> <p>Gabi will be taking time to recharge after conference season, then visiting family.</p> <p>Jon will be attending several baby showers.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 4, 5 &amp; 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Sparkling Effect A&rdquo; by CetSoundCrew of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/BmUMZnLnESs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 04, 2019
DevOps with Nathen Harvey and Jez Humble
00:34:34
<p>Happy Thanksgiving! This week, <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/briandorsey">Brian</a> are talking DevOps with <a href="https://twitter.com/nathenharvey">Nathen Harvey</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/jezhumble">Jez Humble</a>. Our guests thoroughly explain what DevOps is and why it&rsquo;s important. DevOps purposely has no official definition but can be thought of as a community of practice that aims to make large-scale systems reliable and secure. It&rsquo;s also a way to get developers and operations to work together to focus on the needs of the customer.</p> <p>Nathen later tells us all about DevOpsDays, a series of locally organized conferences occurring in cities around the world. The main goal is to bring a cross-functional group of people together to talk about how they can improve IT, DevOps, business strategy, and consider cultural changes the organization might benefit from. DevOpsDays supports this by only planning content for half the conference, then turning over the other half to attendees via Open Spaces. At this time, conference-goers are welcome to propose a topic and start a conversation.</p> <p>Jez then describes the Accelerate State of DevOps Report, how it came to be, and why it&rsquo;s so useful. It includes items like building security into the software, testing continuously, ideal management practices, product development practices, and more. With the help of the DevOps Quick Check, you can discover the places your company could use some help and then refer back to the report for suggestions of improvements in those areas.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="nathen-harvey">Nathen Harvey</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/nathenharvey">Nathen Harvey</a> helps the community understand and apply DevOps and SRE practices in the cloud. He is part of the global organizing committee for the DevOpsDays conferences and was a technical reviewer for the <a href="https://cloud.google.com/devops/state-of-devops/">2019 Accelerate State of DevOps Report</a>.</p> <h5 id="jez-humble">Jez Humble</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/jezhumble">Jez Humble</a> is co-author of several books on software including Shingo Publication Award winner &ldquo;Accelerate&rdquo; and Jolt Award winner &ldquo;Continuous Delivery&rdquo;. He has spent his career tinkering with code, infrastructure, and product development in companies of varying sizes across three continents. He works for Google Cloud as a technology advocate and teaches at UC Berkeley.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>It&rsquo;s a wrap: Key announcements from Next ‘19 UK <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/what-happened-this-week-at-next-uk-2019">blog</a></li> <li>Explainable AI <a href="https://cloud.google.com/explainable-ai/">site</a></li> <li>Hand-drawn Graphviz diagrams <a href="https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2019/11/13/hand-drawn-graphviz-diagrams/">blog</a> <ul> <li>Add one line to plot in XKCD comic sketchy style <a href="https://matplotlib.org/3.1.1/api/_as_gen/matplotlib.pyplot.xkcd.html">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>DevOps insights from Google <a href="https://cloud.google.com/devops">site</a></li> <li>DevOps Quick Check <a href="https://www.devops-research.com/quickcheck.html">site</a></li> <li>DevOpsDays <a href="https://devopsdays.org">site</a></li> <li>Agile Alliance <a href="https://www.agilealliance.org/">site</a></li> <li>Velocity Conference <a href="https://conferences.oreilly.com/velocity/vl-eu">site</a></li> <li>DevOps Enterprise Summit <a href="https://events.itrevolution.com">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>Why do you need the <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/mysql/sql-proxy">Cloud SQL Proxy</a>?</p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p><a href="https://devopsdays.org">DevOpsDays</a> has events coming up across the globe, including <a href="https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-galway">Galway</a>, <a href="https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-warsaw/welcome/">Warsaw</a>, <a href="https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-berlin/welcome/">Berlin</a>, and <a href="https://devopsdays.org/events/2019-tel-aviv/welcome/">Tel Aviv</a>. Nathen and Jez will be at <a href="https://www.deliveryconf.com">Delivery Conf</a>.</p> <p>Aja will be home drinking tea!</p> <p>Brian will also be home drinking tea!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/AhRC45ozELQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 27, 2019
End to End Java on Google Cloud with Ray Tsang
00:38:05
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> hosts solo today but is later joined by fellow Googler and Developer Advocate <a href="https://twitter.com/saturnism">Ray Tsang</a> to talk Java! Ray tells us what&rsquo;s new with Java 11, including more memory and fewer restrictions for developers. One of the greatest things for Ray is using Java 11 in App Engine because of the management support that it provides.</p> <p>Later, we talk about Spring Boot on GCP. Ray explains the many benefits of using this framework. Developers can get their projects started much more quickly, for example, and with Spring Cloud GCP, it&rsquo;s easy to integrate GCP services like Spanner and run your project in the cloud. For users looking to containerize their Java projects, JIB can help you do this without having to write a Dockerfile.</p> <p>At the end of the show, Ray and Mark pull it all together by explaining how Spring Boot, Cloud Code, Skaffold, and proper dev-ops can work together for a seamless Java project.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="ray-tsang">Ray Tsang</h5> <p>Ray is a Developer Advocate for the Google Cloud Platform and a Java Champion. Ray works with engineering and product teams to improve Java developer productivity on GCP. He also helps Alphabet companies migrate and adopt cloud native architecture. Prior to Google, Ray worked at Red Hat, Accenture, and other consulting companies, where he focused on enterprise architecture, managed solutions delivery, and contributed to open source projects. Aside from technology, Ray enjoys traveling and adventures.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Run is now GA <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/knative-based-cloud-run-services-are-ga">blog</a></li> <li>Budget API in Beta <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/management-tools/monitor-cloud-costs-and-create-budgets-at-scale">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Micronaut <a href="https://micronaut.io">site</a></li> <li>Quarkus <a href="https://quarkus.io">site</a></li> <li>Java 11 on App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/app-engine-java-11-is-ga-deploy-a-jar-scale-it-all-fully-managed">blog</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/standard/java11/">docs</a></li> <li>Spring Boot and Spring Cloud <a href="https://start.spring.io">site</a></li> <li>Spring Cloud GCP Projects <a href="https://spring.io/projects/spring-cloud-gcp">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> <li>Spring Cloud Sleuth <a href="https://spring.io/projects/spring-cloud-sleuth">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Bootiful GCP: To Production! <a href="https://spring.io/blog/2018/09/13/bootiful-gcp-to-production-8-8">blog</a></li> <li>Effective Cloud Native Spring Boot on Kubernetes &amp; Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://saturnism.me/talk/google-cloud-native-spring-boot-kubernetes/">blog</a></li> <li>JDBC drivers <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/docs/jdbc-drivers">site</a></li> <li>Hibernate ORM with Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/docs/use-hibernate">docs</a></li> <li>Effective Cloud Native Spring Boot on Kubernetes &amp; Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://saturnism.me/talk/google-cloud-native-spring-boot-kubernetes/">blog</a></li> <li>Dev to Prod with Spring on GCP in 20 Minutes (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bpKrcmSgdmk">video</a></li> <li>Cloud Code <a href="https://cloud.google.com/code/">site</a></li> <li>JIB <a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/jib">site</a></li> <li>Skaffold <a href="https://skaffold.dev">site</a></li> <li>Debugger <a href="https://cloud.google.com/debugger/">site</a></li> <li>Troubleshooting &amp; Debugging Microservices in Kubernetes <a href="https://saturnism.me/talk/troubleshooting-debugging-microservices/">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Code Quickstart <a href="https://cloud.google.com/code/docs/intellij/quickstart-IDEA">docs</a></li> <li>Spring (or Java) to Kubernetes Faster and Easier <a href="https://saturnism.me/talk/kubernetes-spring-java-best-practices/">blog</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 58: Java with Ray Tsang and Rajeev Dayal <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-58-java-with-ray-tsang-and-rajeev-dayal/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I dockerize my Java app?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p36tv1YWIfU">video</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/jib">github</a> <br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Ray is taking a break for the holidays, but in the future, you can find him at Java and JUG conferences.</p> <p>Mark is hanging out in the Bay Area, but <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">Google Cloud Next in London</a> and <a href="https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">KubeCon and CloudNativeCon</a> are happening now!</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 4, 5 &amp; 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Tre-Loco1&rdquo; by Sonipro of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Mens Sincere Laughter&rdquo; by Urupin of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Party Pack&rdquo; by InspectorJ of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;DrumRoll&rdquo; by HolyGhostParty of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Tension&rdquo; by ERH of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/x7GDAACjHic" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 20, 2019
Cloud Run GKE with Donna Malayeri
00:32:13
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja</a> host our guest <a href="https://twitter.com/lindydonna">Donna Malayeri</a> this week to learn all about Cloud Run and Anthos! Designed to provide serverless containers, Cloud Run has two versions: fully managed and Cloud Run for Anthos.</p> <p>Donna&rsquo;s passion for serverless projects and containers shows as we discuss how these options benefit developers and customers. With containers, developers are able to go serverless without a lot of the typical restrictions, and because they are a standard format, containers are fairly easy to learn to use. Tools such as Ko can even do the work of generating docker containers for you. One of Cloud Run&rsquo;s most unique features is that it allows developers to bring existing applications. You don&rsquo;t have to rewrite your entire app to make it serverless! Developers can also reuse instances, making the process more efficient and cost effective.</p> <p>Cloud Run for Anthos allows projects to stay on-prem while still enjoying the benefits of containers and the Cloud Run platform.</p> <p>Later in the show, Donna tells us about Knative, which is the API Cloud Run is based on that helps create portability between Cloud Run versions, as well as portability to other vendors. We also get to hear the weirdest things she&rsquo;s seen put in a container and run in Cloud Run!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="donna-malayeri">Donna Malayeri</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/lindydonna">Donna Malayeri</a> is a product manager for Cloud Run for Anthos. She&rsquo;s worked in the serverless space since 2016 and is bullish on the future of serverless. Prior to joining Google, she was the first product manager at the Seattle startup, Pulumi. She was also a product manager on the Azure Functions team at Microsoft, guiding the developer experience from its beta through the first year of general availability. Donna is passionate about creating products that developers love and has worked on programming languages such as F# and Scala.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Bringing Google AutoML to 3.5 million data scientists on Kaggle <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/bringing-google-automl-to-3-million-data-scientists-on-kaggle">blog</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast has a website on dev <a href="https://dev.to/gcppodcast">site</a></li> <li>Command and control now easier in BigQuery with scripting and stored procedures <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/command-and-control-now-easier-in-bigquery-with-scripting-and-stored-procedures">bog</a></li> <li>Skaffold now GA <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/kubernetes-development-simplified-skaffold-is-now-ga">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Run <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Run for Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/docs/gke/setup">site</a></li> <li>Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> <li>Ko <a href="https://github.com/google/ko">site</a></li> <li>Buildpacks <a href="https://buildpacks.io">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Knative <a href="https://cloud.google.com/knative/">site</a></li> <li>Serverless: An ops experience of a programming model? <a href="https://acloud.guru/series/serverlessconf-nyc-2019/view/ops-experience">video</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I write a Matchmaking function in OpenMatch?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://github.com/googleforgames/open-match/releases/tag/v0.8.0-rc.1">OpenMatch 0.8RC</a></li> <li><a href="https://open-match.slack.com/">OpenMatch Slack</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/Open_Match">OpenMatch Twitter</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon’s Twitter</a> <br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Donna will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">Google Cloud Next in London</a>.</p> <p>Aja will also be attending <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">Google Cloud Next in London</a>.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="http://animenyc.com">AnimeNYC</a>, <a href="https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a> in November and Google Kirkland for an internal hackweek.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 4, 5 &amp; 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Anime Cat Girl&rdquo; by KurireeVA of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Anime Sword Hit&rdquo; by Syna-Max of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Wedding Bells&rdquo; by Maurice_J_K of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Big Dinosaur Whirrs&rdquo; by RobinHood76 of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Cat Purring &amp; Meow&rdquo; by SkyMary of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/32Z48Hdr4Lk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 13, 2019
Supersolid with Kami May
00:36:28
<p>This week, <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon</a> bring us a fascinating interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/kamiliamay">Kami May</a> of <a href="https://twitter.com/supersolidgames">Supersolid</a>, a gaming company in London. With the help of Kami May, Supersolid recently launched their first multiplayer game, Snake Rivals. This session-based game puts players in an arena where they can choose from three modes: endless, gold rush, or battle royale.</p> <p>To produce the game, Supersolid makes use of many GCP products. Snake Rivals is powered by Kubernetes and Agones, which Kami chose because it offers functionality that works well with gaming. It provides server allocation which allows players to continue play even during an update, has the ability to scale, allows labeling, allows for different gaming modes, and more. To reduce latency, Supersolid operates in nine regions. Supersolid uses BigQuery and continuously gathers data so they can make adjustments to make sure game play is efficient, fun, and functional. Kami explains that navigating the world of multiplayer gaming for the first time was tricky, but the Google support team has been very helpful!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="kami-may">Kami May</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/kamiliamay">Kami May</a> is a Senior Server Developer at London-based mobile games studio, Supersolid. Her lifetime passion for video games drove her to join the games industry soon after graduating from university in 2016. Since then, Kami has worked on multiple titles for mobile, PC, and console. Most recently, she&rsquo;s been bringing Supersolid&rsquo;s most ambitious project to date - Snake Rivals - to life, powered by Agones on GCP. In her free time she can be found at the top of the ladder on Path of Exile, chasing the 6k MMR dream on Dota 2, or searching for London&rsquo;s best fried chicken.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Keep Parquet and ORC from the data graveyard with new BigQuery features <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/keep-parquet-and-orc-from-the-data-graveyard-with-new-bigquery-features">blog</a></li> <li>Machine Learning: An Online Comic from Google AI <a href="https://cloud.google.com/products/ai/ml-comic-1">site</a></li> <li>Bring Your Own IP addresses: the secret to Bitly’s shortened cloud migration <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/bring-your-own-ip-addresses-the-secret-to-bitlys-shortened-cloud-migration">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Supersolid <a href="https://supersolid.com">site</a></li> <li>Snake Rivals <a href="https://supersolid.com/games/snake-rivals">site</a></li> <li>Agones <a href="https://agones.dev/site/">site</a></li> <li>Kuberentes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Go <a href="https://golang.org">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Load Balancing <a href="https://cloud.google.com/load-balancing/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Supersolid Careers <a href="https://supersolid.com/careers">site</a></li> <li>Snake Rivals on Google Play <a href="https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.supersolid.snake&amp;hl=en_US">site</a></li> <li>Snake Rivals on iTunes <a href="https://apps.apple.com/my/app/snake-rivals-pvp-games/id1440185894">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What are best practices for setting up user accounts in Cloud IAM?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/quickstart">Quickstart Guide</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/service-accounts">Service Accounts Docs</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/iam/docs/using-iam-securely">Using IAM Securely</a> <br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be working on blogs and videos at home.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="http://animenyc.com">AnimeNYC</a>, <a href="https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a> in November and Google Kirkland for an internal hackweek.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 4, 5 &amp; 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Human has been Nutralised&rdquo; by cityrocker of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Laser Automatic Heavy&rdquo; by dpren of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Gong Sabi&rdquo; by Veiler of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/CzoRLYnhEco" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 06, 2019
FACEIT with Maria Laura Scuri
00:38:35
<p>Happy Halloween! Today, <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/briandorsey">Brian Dorsey</a> chat with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-laura-scuri-43270689/">Maria Laura Scuri</a> of FACEIT about ways they are reducing toxicity in gaming. FACEIT is a competitive gaming platform that helps connect gamers and game competition and tournament organizers. In order to do this well, FACEIT has put a lot of energy into finding ways to keep the experience positive for everyone.</p> <p>Because gaming toxicity can involve anything from verbal jabs to throwing a game, FACEIT uses a combination of data collecting programs and input from players to help identify toxic behavior. In identifying this behavior, FACEIT has to consider not only the literal words spoken or actions made, but the context around them. Is that player being rude to strangers or is he egging on a friend? The answer to this question could change the behavior from unacceptable to friendly banter. Using their own machine learning model, interactions are then given a score to determine how toxic the player was in that match.</p> <p>The toxicity scores along with their program, Minerva, determine if any bans should be put on a player. FACEIT focuses on punishing player behavior, rather than the player themselves, in an effort to help players learn from the experience and change the way they interact with others in the future.</p> <p>Maria&rsquo;s advice to other companies looking to help reduce toxicity on their platforms is to know the context of the toxic event. Know how toxicity can express itself on your platform and find ways to deal with all of them. She also suggests tackling the issues of toxicity in small portions and celebrating the small wins! Her final piece of advice is to focus on criticizing the behavior of the user rather than attacking them personally.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="maria-laura-scuri">Maria Laura Scuri</h5> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/maria-laura-scuri-43270689/">Maria</a> is the Director of Business Intelligence at FACEIT, the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games with over 15 million users. She joined FACEIT as part of the core team in 2013 as an intern assisting with everything from customer support to event management. Her passion for data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence saw her quickly rise through the ranks to her current position, leading the Business Intelligence and Data Science teams.</p> <p>Maria works side by side with some of the biggest tech companies in the world including Google Cloud. She is the main lead on a number of projects including the inception of an Artificial Intelligence Admin to fight toxicity on the platform. Maria is responsible for implementing best practices around data visualization and tools that allow the FACEIT team to thrive, as well as sourcing and training new talent.</p> <p>Maria is a huge video games fan. You can find her on League of Legends as “FACEIT Lulu” and on Steam as “<a href="https://steamcommunity.com/id/sephariel89/">Sephariel</a>”.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>What can Google Cloud do for you? New trainings for business professionals <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/training-certifications/new-google-cloud-trainings-for-business-professionals">blog</a></li> <li>Leave no database behind with Cloud SQL for SQL Server <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/leave-no-database-behind-with-cloud-sql-for-sql-server">blog</a></li> <li>How to orchestrate Cloud Dataprep jobs using Cloud Composer <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/how-to-orchestrate-cloud-dataprep-jobs-using-cloud-composer">blog</a></li> <li>Updates make Cloud AI platform faster and more flexible <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/updates-make-cloud-ai-platform-faster-and-more-flexible">blog</a></li> <li>Use GKE usage metering to combat over-provisioning <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/use-gke-usage-metering-to-combat-over-provisioning">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>FACEIT <a href="https://www.faceit.com/en">site</a></li> <li>FACEIT <a href="https://blog.faceit.com">blog</a></li> <li>FACEIT on Medium <a href="https://medium.com/@FACEIT_PR">site</a></li> <li>Steam <a href="https://steamcommunity.com">site</a></li> <li>Perspective API <a href="https://www.perspectiveapi.com/#/home">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Looker <a href="https://looker.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Datalab <a href="https://cloud.google.com/datalab/">site</a></li> <li>Jupyter Notebook <a href="https://jupyter.org">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AI Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ai-platform/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Data Labeling <a href="https://cloud.google.com/data-labeling/docs/">site</a></li> <li>Google Translation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/translate/">site</a>]</li> <li>Dealing with CS:GO Free to Play and Addressing Toxicity in Matches <a href="https://blog.faceit.com/dealing-with-cs-go-free-to-play-and-addressing-toxicity-in-matches-c8a008c0ee32">blog</a></li> <li>Revealing Minerva and addressing toxicity and abusive behaviour in matches <a href="https://blog.faceit.com/revealing-minerva-and-addressing-toxicity-and-abusive-behavior-in-matches-9073914a51c">blog</a></li> <li>One of Europe’s Largest Gaming Platforms is Tackling Toxicity with Machine Learning <a href="https://medium.com/jigsaw/one-of-europes-largest-gaming-platforms-is-tackling-toxicity-with-machine-learning-2c0affe4e059">blog</a></li> <li>FACEIT And Google Partner To Use AI To Tackle In Game Toxicity <a href="https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikestubbs/2019/10/23/faceit-and-google-partner-to-use-ai-to-tackle-in-game-toxicity/#4451090f79d0">article</a></li> <li>FACEIT implement Minerva, an AI to punish toxicity in CSGO <a href="https://www.dailyesports.gg/faceit-implement-minerva-an-ai-to-punish-toxicity-in-csgo/">blog</a></li> <li>FACEIT Takes On Toxicity With Machine Learning <a href="https://www.thegamer.com/faceit-takes-on-toxicity-machine-learning/">article</a></li> <li>Exploring Cyberbullying and Other Toxic Behavior in Team Competition Online Games <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1504.02305.pdf">whitepaper</a></li> <li>Toxic Behavior in Online Games <a href="http://jultika.oulu.fi/files/nbnfioulu-201706022379.pdf">whitepaper</a></li> <li>A Look at Gaming Culture and Gaming Related Problems: From a Gamer’s Perspective <a href="http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/pdfdocs/gaming.pdf">whitepaper</a></li> <li>An Analysis of (Bad) Behavior in Online Video Games <a href="http://scholarcommons.usf.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=6605&amp;context=etd">whitepaper</a></li> <li>Toxicity detection in multiplayer online games <a href="https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/7382991">whitepaper</a></li> <li>Jon&rsquo;s gaming info <a href="https://steamcommunity.com/id/Ace12844/">steam</a> <ul> <li>BattleNet: Syntax#11906</li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/58386649/using-gcloud-to-ssh-into-specific-linux-username">When I SSH into my VM via different methods (Cloud Console, GCloud, terminal/command prompt) I get a different username… What can I do to make that static?</a></p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/managing-instance-access">OS Login</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>FACEIT will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">Next London</a> and <a href="https://gdconf.com/">GDC</a></p> <p>Brian will be at <a href="https://sc19.supercomputing.org">Super Computing</a> in Denver.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="http://animenyc.com">AnimeNYC</a>, <a href="https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a> in November and Google Kirkland and Montreal in December.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/cuOTfDVdfUA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 30, 2019
Massive with Björn Lindberg
00:33:50
<p>We&rsquo;re sad to say goodbye to <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> this week but excited to bring you an interview he and guest host <a href="https://twitter.com/cloudrobx">Robert Martin</a> did with Björn Lindberg of <a href="https://www.massive.se/">Massive Entertainment</a>. The gaming studio is located in Sweden and owned by Ubisoft. Their most recent game, <a href="https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home">The Division 2</a>, is a &ldquo;looter shooter&rdquo; game that was released in March. It can be played solo or users can be matched up to play with or against others.</p> <p>To keep the game running smoothly, Massive employs a micro-service architecture to divide and conquer the trials of creating and running such a large, intense game. The Division 2 was launched with Google Cloud, a process Björn says was a bit easier than launching on physical hardware. Autoscaling in the cloud has created a simpler, more trustworthy gaming process as well, and by connecting to data centers in multiple regions, they&rsquo;re able to decrease latency.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="björn-lindberg">Björn Lindberg</h5> <p>Björn Lindberg is working as On-Line technical director at Massive Entertainment a Ubisoft owned and operated game studio in Malmö Sweden. He does design and implementation of on-line backend systems for large AAA on-line games such as The Division series of games and World in Conflict.</p> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Massive Entertainment <a href="https://www.massive.se/">site</a></li> <li>The Division 2 <a href="https://tomclancy-thedivision.ubisoft.com/game/en-us/home">site</a></li> <li>Ubisoft <a href="https://www.ubisoft.com">site</a></li> <li>Terraform <a href="https://www.terraform.io">site</a></li> <li>Grafana <a href="https://grafana.com">site</a></li> <li>Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="thank-you-mark">Thank You Mark!</h5> <p>Thank you Mark for everything you&rsquo;ve done to make this podcast a success! We&rsquo;ll miss you!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/iXvoXSFrObQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 23, 2019
Data Visualization with Manuel Lima
00:30:27
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi Ferrara</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> are back today and joined by fellow Googler <a href="https://twitter.com/mslima">Manuel Lima</a>. In this episode, Manuel tells us all about data visualization, what it means, why it&rsquo;s important, and the best ways to do it effectively.</p> <p>For Google and its mission, data visualization is especially necessary in faciliatating the accesibility of information. It &ldquo;makes the invisible visible&rdquo; because of the way it can decode meaningful data patterns. Working across multiple GCP products, Manuel and his team build advanced visualization models that go beyond graphs and bar charts to things like sophisticated time lines that aid in the progression from data to usable knowledge. They have also created guidelines for things like what kind of graphical language to use, what type of charts users might need, and more. These guidelines, originally used only internally, have now been adjusted and released for use by developers outside Google with the help of the Material.io team.</p> <p>The guidelines are based around the six data visualazation princples that help users get started. They can be employed to plan and inspire an entire project or to evaluate a specific data visualation chart. Some of the most important principles are to be honest and to lend a helping hand. You can read more in their Medium article, <a href="https://medium.com/google-design/redefining-data-visualization-at-google-9bdcf2e447c6">Six Principles for Designing Any Chart</a>.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="manuel-lima">Manuel Lima</h5> <p>A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and nominated by Creativity magazine as “one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009,” <a href="https://twitter.com/mslima">Manuel Lima</a> is the founder of VisualComplexity.com, Design Lead at Google, and a regular teacher of data visualization at Parsons School of Design.</p> <p>Manuel is a leading voice on information visualization and has spoken at numerous conferences, universities, and festivals around the world, including TED, Lift, OFFF, Eyeo, Ars Electronica, IxDA Interaction, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Columbia, the Royal College of Art, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, ENSAD Paris, the University of Amsterdam, and MediaLab-Prado Madrid. He has also been featured in various publications and media outlets, such as Wired, the New York Times, Science, Nature, Businessweek, Fast Company, Forbes, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Design Observer, Creative Review, Eye, Grafik, étapes, and El País. His first book, Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information, has been translated into French, Chinese, and Japanese. His latest, The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge, covers 1,000 hundred years of humanity&rsquo;s long-lasting obsession with all things circular.</p> <p>With more than twelve years of experience designing digital products, Manuel has worked for Codecademy, Microsoft, Nokia, R/GA, and Kontrapunkt. He holds a BFA in Industrial Design and a MFA in Design &amp; Technology from Parsons School of Design. During the course of his MFA program, Manuel worked for Siemens Corporate Research Center, the American Museum of Moving Image, and Parsons Institute for Information Mapping in research projects for the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Compute Engine or Kubernetes Engine? New trainings teach you the basics of architecting on Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/training-certifications/new-trainings-teach-you-the-basics-of-architecting-on-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Stadia comes next month <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/stadia_learn?hl=en-US">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud named a Leader in the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Full Life Cycle API Management for the fourth consecutive time <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/apigee/google-cloud-named-a-leader-in-2019-gartner-magic-quadrant-full-life-cycle-api-management-for-fourth-consecutive-time">blog</a></li> <li>Google Hardware Event <ul> <li>Pixel 4 is here to help <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/pixel-4/">blog</a></li> <li>Meet the new Google Pixel Buds <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/pixel/new-pixel-buds/">blog</a></li> <li>Nest Mini brings twice the bass and an upgraded Assistant <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-nest/nest-mini/">blog</a></li> <li>More affordable and portable: let’s Pixelbook Go <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/pixelbook/pixelbook-go/">blog</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Material.io <a href="https://material.io">site</a></li> <li>Data Visualization Guides <a href="https://material.io/design/communication/data-visualization.html">site</a></li> <li>Six Principles for Designing Any Chart <a href="https://medium.com/google-design/redefining-data-visualization-at-google-9bdcf2e447c6">article</a></li> <li>Google’s six rules for great data design <a href="https://www.fastcompany.com/90369607/googles-six-rules-for-great-data-design">article</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Google Analytics <a href="https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What are the most common products used in cloud gaming?</p> <ul> <li>Cloud Spanner for storing player authentication and inventory or long-term state storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/best-practices-cloud-spanner-gaming-database">site</a></li> <li>Redis is used in <a href="https://github.com/googleforgames/open-match">Open Match</a></li> <li>VM’s have been the most commonly used product for game servers but there has been a shift to <a href="https://kubernetes.io">Kubernetes</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">Pub/Sub</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi will be at <a href="https://fullstackeurope.com/speakers/gabi-davila/">Full Stack Europe</a>.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a> in November to run a workshop on <a href="https://github.com/googleforgames/open-match/blob/master/docs/development.md">Open Match</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Jingle Romantic&rdquo; by Jay_You of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/iF5Fsb8ZDV4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 16, 2019
SeMI Technologies with Laura Ham
00:34:03
<p>Today on the podcast, <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi Ferrara</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> share a great interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/laura_hamham">Laura Ham</a>, Community Solution Engineer at <a href="https://twitter.com/SeMI_tech">SeMI Technologies</a>. At SeMI Technologies, Laura works with their project Weaviate, an open-source knowledge graph program that allows users to do a contextualized search based on inputted data. However, unlike traditional databases, Weaviate attaches meanings and links within the data.</p> <p>Laura details what knowledge graphs are and how they can be useful for both small and large projects. Explaining that ontology is the meaning of words, she tells us how Weaviate is able to use this concept to make more specific data entries and links, allowing users to perform better and more informative searches. Weaviate is able to do this with the help of Kubernetes. Later, Laura tells Gabi and Jon the ways Weaviate helps developers and users with thorough documentation, assistance with troubleshooting, and support from solution engineers.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="laura-ham">Laura Ham</h5> <p><a href="mailto: laura@semi.technology">Laura</a> is the Community Solution Engineer at SeMI Technologies, where she takes care of building and supporting a community around their open source software product, Weaviate. She also takes care of the developer and user experience within the business, which means she writes documentation to support both developers and users, as well as researches and evaluates new software implementations on user experience. She has a user-centered approach in the work that she develops and designs. Laura is a full-time graduate student in Human Computer Interaction and Design with a special focus on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at EIT Digital Master School. Here, she learns about how to develop and design technology from a user perspective, and how to apply this with an entrepreneurial mindset.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Use G Suite to make documents (and other tools) more accessible to people with disabilities <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/use-g-suite-to-make-documents-and-other-tools-more-accessible-to-people-with-disabilities">blog</a></li> <li>4 steps to stop data exfiltration with Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/4-steps-to-stop-data-exfiltration-with-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Using Colab to get more out of BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/whats-the-weather-like-using-colab-to-get-more-out-of-bigquery">blog</a></li> <li>Updates to AutoML Vision Edge, Auto ML Video, &amp; AutoML Intelligence API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/announcing-updates-to-automl-vision-edge-automl-video-and-video-intelligence-api">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>SeMI Technologies <a href="https://www.semi.technology">site</a></li> <li>Weaviate <a href="https://www.semi.technology/products/weaviate.html">site</a></li> <li>Weaviate GitHub <a href="https://github.com/semi-technologies/weaviate">github</a></li> <li>Weaviate documentation <a href="https://www.semi.technology/documentation/weaviate/current/">site</a></li> <li>GraphQL API <a href="https://github.com/semi-technologies/weaviate-graphql-prototype">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud BigTable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/">site</a></li> <li>SeMI Technologies Meetups <a href="https://www.semi.technology/news/meetups.html">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>When will Python 2 reach the end of its life, and what does that mean for GCP?</p> <ul> <li>Python Google Cloud Client Libraries only support Python 3 <a href="https://github.com/googleapis/google-cloud-python">github</a></li> <li>Countdown to end of life <a href="https://pythonclock.org/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi will be at <a href="https://fullstackeurope.com/speakers/gabi-davila/">Full Stack Europe</a>.</p> <p>Jon will be at his twin&rsquo;s wedding! Then <a href="https://events19.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a> in November to run a workshop on <a href="https://github.com/googleforgames/open-match/blob/master/docs/development.md">Open Match</a>.</p> <p>SeMI Technologies will be hosting meetups in <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Knowledge-Graphs-NYC/events/265353956/">NYC on October 24th</a>, the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Knowledge-Graphs-San-Francisco/events/265353949/">Bay Area on October 25th</a>, and <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Knowledge-Graphs-Amsterdam/events/265353942/">Amsterdam on November 7th</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 2&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;02 Storm Orage&rdquo; by ArnaudCoutancier of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Harry Potter Theme&rdquo;, a clunky midi file rendition of music originally composed by John Williams. Purchase the soundtrack on <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Harry-Potter-Sorcerers-Stone-Williams/dp/B00005OWIU/">Amazon</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/eiiv4z0Vg70" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 09, 2019
Qubit with Matthew Tamsett and Ravi Upreti
00:28:02
<p>Our guests Matthew Tamsett and Ravi Upreti join <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi Ferrara</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja Hammerly</a> to talk about data science and their project, Qubit. Qubit helps web companies by measuring different user experiences, analyzing that information, and using it to improve the website. They also use the collected data along with ML to predict things, such as which products users will prefer, in order to provide a customized website experience.</p> <p>Matthew talks a little about his time at CERN and his transition from working in academia to industry. It&rsquo;s actually fairly common for physicists to branch out into data science and high performance computing, Matthew explains. Later, Ravi and Matthew talk GCP shop with us, explaining how they moved Qubit to GCP and why. Using PubSub, BigQuery, and BigQuery ML, they can provide their customers with real-time solutions, which allows for more reactive personalization. Data can be analyzed and updates can be created and pushed much faster with GCP. Autoscaling and cloud management services provided by GCP have given the data scientists at Qubit back their sleep!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="matthew-tamsett">Matthew Tamsett</h5> <p>Matthew was trained in experimental particle physics at Royal Holloway University of London, and did his Ph.D. on the use of leptonic triggers for the detection of super symmetric signals at the ATLAS detector at CERN. Following this, he completed three post doctoral positions at CERN and on the neutrino experiment NOvA at Louisiana Tech University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, New York, and the University of Sussex UK, culminating in a EU Marie Curie fellowship. During this time, Matt co-authored many papers including playing a minor part in the discovery of the Higgs Boson. Since leaving academia in 2016, he&rsquo;s worked at Qubit as a data scientist and later as lead data scientist where he lead a team working to improve the online shopping experience via the use of personalization, statistics and predictive modeling.</p> <h5 id="ravi-upreti">Ravi Upreti</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/raviupreti85">Ravi</a> has been working with Qubit for almost 4 years now and leads the platform engineering team there. He learned distributed computing, parallel algorithms and extreme computing at Edinburgh University. His four year stint at Ocado helped developed a strong domain knowledge for e-commerce, along with deep technical knowledge. Now it has all come together, as he gets to apply all these learnings to Qubit, at scale.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>A developer goes to a DevOps conference <a href="https://www.darkcoding.net/software/a-developer-goes-to-a-devops-conference/">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Build brings advanced CI/CD capabilities to GitHub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/devops-sre/cloud-build-brings-advanced-cicd-capabilities-to-github">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Build called out in Forrester Wave <a href="https://twitter.com/googlecloud/status/1175079173901209600">twitter</a></li> <li>6 strategies for scaling your serverless applications <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/6-strategies-for-scaling-your-serverless-applications">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Qubit <a href="https://www.qubit.com">site</a></li> <li>Qubit Blog <a href="https://blog.qubit.com">blog</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery ML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery-ml/docs/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Datastore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/datastore/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Memorystore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/memorystore/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Bigtable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>Goodbye Hadoop. Building a streaming data processing pipeline on Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/goodbye-hadoop-building-a-streaming-data-processing-pipeline-on-google-cloud">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/how-to-deploy-a-windows-container-on-google-kubernetes-engine">How do you deploy a Windows container on GKE?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi will be at the <a href="https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=pt&amp;tl=en&amp;u=https%3A%2F%2Finthecloud.withgoogle.com%2Fsummit-sp-19%2Fhome.html">Google Cloud Summit in Sao Paulo, Brazil</a>.</p> <p>Aja will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">Cloud Next London</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 6&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/X7KKc5GhjF8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 02, 2019
Phoenix Labs with Jesse Houston
00:37:21
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> return this week to host <a href="https://twitter.com/gtez">Jesse Houston</a>, CEO of Phoenix Labs. Jesse goes into detail about their online, multiplayer game Dauntless, a hunting action game that brings friends together from every platform to fight giant monsters. Users can even switch platforms, say from Xbox to Playstation, and pick up right where they left off.</p> <p>Later in the show, Jesse describes the hurdles of building such a huge game and how Phoenix Labs overcame them. Late nights and holiday hours helped them create &ldquo;no downtime deploys&rdquo;, so users can continue to play even as the game updates. Because big projects sometimes come with big problems, Jesse also emphasized the importance of developing crisis management skills to help get through tough times. We talk more specifically about what it takes to build and run Dauntless, from GCP products such as GKE, Bigtable, and BigQuery, to tricks with scaling and management. In the future, Dauntless will be available on the Switch, new expansions will be released, and more.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="jesse-houston">Jesse Houston</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/gtez">Jesse Houston</a> is a games industry veteran with over 18 years experience in the gaming space. Houston fell in love with games at an early age and found his footing in the games industry by applying to a QA position in a local paper. Previously, Houston has held lead producer roles at both Riot Games on League of Legends, and BioWare on the Mass Effect series. He also served as Production Director at Ubisoft, overseeing Technical Project Management, Pipeline Planning, Development and Design, among other responsibilities. Houston formed Phoenix Labs with Sean Bender and Robin Mayne to create deep multiplayer games that bring players together.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Virtual display devices for Compute Engine are now GA <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/virtual-display-devices-for-compute-engine-now-ga">blog</a></li> <li>Container-native load balancing on GKE are now GA <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/container-native-load-balancing-on-gke-now-generally-available">blog</a></li> <li>How to deploy a Windows container on Google Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/how-to-deploy-a-windows-container-on-google-compute-engine">blog</a></li> <li>Agones 1.0 <a href="https://agones.dev/site/blog/2019/09/16/1.0.0-a-huge-milestone/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Phoenix Labs <a href="https://phxlabs.ca">site</a></li> <li>Dauntless <a href="https://playdauntless.com/landing/">site</a></li> <li>Dauntless Updates <a href="https://playdauntless.com/roadmap/">site</a></li> <li>Dauntless on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/PlayDauntless">twitter</a></li> <li>Cloud Bigtable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Redis <a href="https://redis.io">site</a></li> <li>Introducing Google Customer Reliability Engineering <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-a-new-era-of-customer-support-google-customer-reliability-engineering">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/network-tiers/">What is the difference between Premium vs Standard network?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Jesse will be speaking at the <a href="https://megamigs.com/en/migs-home/">Montreal International Game Summit</a>. You can see Phoenix Labs at many other gaming conferences, including <a href="https://www.paxsite.com">Pax</a>, <a href="https://www.twitchcon.com">TwitchCon</a>, and <a href="https://www.gdconf.com">GDC</a>.</p> <p>Mark is taking some vacation time, then he&rsquo;ll be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a>.</p> <p>Jon will also be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a>, as well as taking some personal time to attend several weddings.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Fantasy Orchestra&rdquo; by BigManJoe of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/7j-9xrUNQLE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 25, 2019
Conversational AI Best Practices with Cathy Pearl and Jessica Dene Earley-Cha
00:41:14
<p>Conversational AI is our topic this week as your hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/pvergadia">Priyanka Vergadia</a> are joined by <a href="https://twitter.com/cpearl42">Cathy Pearl</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/chatasweetie">Jessica Dene Earley-Cha</a>. Cathy explains what conversation AI is, describing it as people teaching computers to communicate the way humans do, rather than forcing humans to communicate like computers.</p> <p>Later, we talk best practices in design and development, including how a good conversation design and sample dialogues before building can create a better product. This prep work helps anticipate the ways different users could respond to the same question and how the program should react. In multi-modal programming, planning is also important. Our guests suggest starting with the spoken portions of the design and then planning visual components that would augment the experience. Working together as a team is one of the most important parts of the planning process.</p> <p>We also talk best use-cases for conversation AI. Does performing this task via voice make the experience better? Does it make the task easier or more accessible? If so, that could be a great application. In the future, the conversation may be a silent communication with the help of MIT&rsquo;s Alter Ego.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="cathy-pearl">Cathy Pearl</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/cpearl42">Cathy Pearl</a> is head of conversation design outreach and author of the O&rsquo;Reilly book, &ldquo;Designing Voice User Interfaces&rdquo;. She&rsquo;s been creating Voice User Interfaces for 20 years and has worked on everything from programming NASA helicopter pilot simulators to a conversational app in which Esquire’s style columnist advises what to wear on a first date. She earned an MS in Computer Science from Indiana University and a BS in Cognitive Science from UC San Diego. You can find Cathy on Twitter, or check out her latest Medium article <a href="https://chatbotslife.com/a-conversation-with-my-35-year-old-chatbot-part-1-21f0b3ecfcc">“A Conversation With My 35-year-old Chatbot”</a>.</p> <h5 id="jessica-dene-earley-cha">Jessica Dene Earley-Cha</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/chatasweetie">Jessica Dene Earley-Cha</a> is a Developer Advocate for Actions on Google. She loves to connect with developers and explore VUI (voice user interface) to add another dimension to how users interact with technology. Jessica is part of the leadership team for @WomenInVoice. You’ll find her either spending time with her dog, collecting strawberry knick knack or biking around town. Stay up-to-date on her ventures on Twitter.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>How Google and Mayo Clinic will transform the future of healthcare <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/how-google-and-mayo-clinic-will-transform-the-future-of-healthcare">blog</a></li> <li>Announcing the general availability of 6 and 12 TB VMs for SAP HANA instances on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/sap-google-cloud/announcing-the-general-availability-of-6-and-12tb-vms-for-sap-hana-instances-on-gcp">blog</a></li> <li>Understanding your GCP Costs <a href="https://www.qwiklabs.com/quests/90">site</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqKJx6FwJMRcsnFIkkNFtsX9">videos</a> <ul> <li>Coupon code for qwiklabs is: <code>1q-costs-626</code></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 188: Conversation AI with Priyanka Vergadia <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-188-conversation-ai-with-priyanka-vergadia/">podcast</a></li> <li>Google’s Conversation Design Best Practices <a href="https://designguidelines.withgoogle.com/conversation/">site</a></li> <li>Actions on Google <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/">site</a></li> <li>Interactive Canvas <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/interactivecanvas/">docs</a></li> <li>Dialogflow <a href="https://dialogflow.com">site</a></li> <li>Deconstructing Chatbots <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqK5SM34zbkitWLOV-b3V40B">videos</a></li> <li>Behind the Actions <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIKP4Hh9gQO54naZ8V7mDEQi">videos</a></li> <li>Assistant On Air <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILU6mHf5ERbUBpvKX6GL4rn">videos</a></li> <li>MIT’s Alter Ego <a href="https://www.media.mit.edu/projects/alterego/overview/">site</a></li> <li>Google Developers on Medium <a href="https://medium.com/google-developers">site</a></li> <li>Actions Codelabs <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/?cat=Assistant">site</a></li> <li>Actions Code Samples <a href="https://github.com/actions-on-google">site</a></li> <li>Actions on Google Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/ActionsOnGoogle">site</a></li> <li>Google Assistant Dev on Reddit <a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/GoogleAssistantDev/">site</a></li> <li>Cathy&rsquo;s Book: Designing Voice User Interfaces <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Designing-Voice-User-Interfaces-Conversational/dp/1491955414/">site</a></li> <li>How We Talk: The Inner Workings of Conversation <a href="https://www.amazon.com/How-We-Talk-Workings-Conversation/dp/0465059945">site</a></li> <li>Talk: The Science of Conversation <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Talk-The-Science-of-Conversation/dp/1472140842/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/deconstructing-chatbots-how-to-integrate-dialogflow-with-bigquery-267b68f4e795">How to integrate Dialogflow with BigQuery</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Cathy will be at <a href="https://www.projectvoice.ai">Project Voice</a>.</p> <p>Mark will be on vacation soon!</p> <p>Priyanka will be at <a href="https://gotober.com">GOTO Berlin</a>, <a href="https://events.codemotion.com/conferences/milan/2019/">Codemotion Milan</a>, and <a href="https://gotocph.com">GOTO Copenhagen</a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/a8agJxyDWhw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 18, 2019
ML with Dale Markowitz
00:30:11
<p>On the podcast this week, we have a great interview with Google Developer Advocate, <a href="https://twitter.com/dalequark">Dale Markowitz</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja Hammerly</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> are your hosts, as we talk about machine learning, its best use cases, and how developers can break into machine learning and data science. Dale talks about natural language processing as well, explaining that it&rsquo;s basically the intersection of machine learning and text processing. It can be used for anything from aggregating and sorting Twitter posts about your company to sentiment analysis.</p> <p>For developers looking to enter the machine learning space, Dale suggests starting with non life-threatening applications, such as labeling pictures. Next, consider the possible mistakes the application can make ahead of time to help mitigate issues. To help prevent the introduction of bias into the model, Dale suggests introducing it to as many different types of project-appropriate data sets as possible. It&rsquo;s also important to continually monitor your model.</p> <p>Later in the show, we talk Google shop, learning about all the new features in Google Translate and AutoML.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="dale-markowitz">Dale Markowitz</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/dalequark">Dale Markowitz</a> is an Applied AI Engineer and Developer Advocate for ML on Google Cloud. Before that she was a software engineer in Google Research and an engineer at the online dating site OkCupid.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Build a dev workflow with Cloud Code on a Pixelbook <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/build-a-dev-workflow-with-cloud-code-on-a-pixelbook">blog</a></li> <li>Feminism &amp; Agile <a href="https://medium.com/@Hanna.Thomas/why-dont-we-just-call-agile-what-it-is-feminist-8bdd9193edba">blog</a></li> <li>New homepage and improved collaboration features for AI Hub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/new-homepage-and-improved-collaboration-features-for-ai-hub">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Natural Language API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/">site</a></li> <li>AutoML Natural Language <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/#how-automl-natural-language-works">site</a></li> <li>Content Classification <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/docs/classifying-text">site</a></li> <li>Sentiment Analysis <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/docs/analyzing-sentiment">site</a></li> <li>Analyzing Entities <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/docs/analyzing-entities">site</a></li> <li>Translation API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/translate/">site</a></li> <li>AutoML Translate <a href="https://cloud.google.com/translate/#automl-translation">site</a></li> <li>Google Translate Glossary Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/translate/docs/glossary">docs</a></li> <li>Google News Lab <a href="https://newsinitiative.withgoogle.com/google-news-lab">site</a></li> <li>AI Platform&rsquo;s Data Labeling Service <a href="https://cloud.google.com/data-labeling/docs/">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How many different ways can you run a container on GCP?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">GKE</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/">Cloud Run</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/flexible/">App Engine Flexible Environmnet</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">Compute Engine</a></li> <li>VM as a computer</li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Dale will be at <a href="https://devfest.mn">DevFest Minneapolis</a>, <a href="https://devfestwi.com">DevFest Madison</a>, and <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">London NEXT</a>.</p> <p>Jon will be at the internal Google Game Summit and visiting Montreal.</p> <p>Aja will be holding down the fort at home.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Mystery Peak2&rdquo; by FoolBoyMedia of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Collect Point 00&rdquo; by LittleRobotSoundFactory of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Cinematic Piano&rdquo; by Ellary of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/M5jOlpc17YQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 11, 2019
Devoted Health and Data Science with Chris Albon
00:56:51
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> is back in the host seat with <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> this week as we talk data science with Devoted Health Director of Data Science, <a href="https://twitter.com/chrisalbon">Chris Albon</a>. Chris talks with us about what it takes to be a data scientist at Devoted Health and how Devoted Health and machine learning are advancing the healthcare field. Later, Chris talks about the future of Devoted Health and how they plan to grow. They&rsquo;re hiring!</p> <p>At Devoted Health, they emphasize knowledge, supporting a culture of not just machine learning but people learning as well. Questions are encouraged and assumptions are discouraged in a field where a tiny mistake can change the care a person receives. Because of this, their team members not only have a strong data science background, they also learn the specific nuances of the healthcare system in America, combined with knowledge of the legal and privacy regulations in that space.</p> <p>How did Chris go from Political Science Ph.D. to non-profit data science wizard? Listen in to find out his storied past.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="chris-albon">Chris Albon</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/chrisalbon">Chris Albon</a> is the Director of Data Science at Devoted Health, using data science and machine learning to help fix America’s health care system. Previously, he was Chief Data Scientist at the Kenyan startup BRCK, cofounded the anti-fake news company New Knowledge, created the data science podcast Partially Derivative, led the data team at the humanitarian non-profit Ushahidi’s, and was the director of the low-resource technology governance project at FrontlineSMS. Chris also wrote Machine Learning For Python Cookbook (O’Reilly 2018) and created Machine Learning Flashcards.</p> <p>He earned a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of California, Davis researching the quantitative impact of civil wars on health care systems. Chris earned a B.A. from the University of Miami, where he triple majored in political science, international studies, and religious studies.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>How Itaú Unibanco built a CI/CD pipeline for ML using Kubeflow <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/itau-unibanco-how-we-built-a-cicd-pipeline-for-machine-learning-with-online-training-in-kubeflow">blog</a></li> <li>Why TPUs are so high-performance <ul> <li>BFloat16: The secret to high performance on Cloud TPUs <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/bfloat16-the-secret-to-high-performance-on-cloud-tpus">blog</a></li> <li>TPU Codelabs <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/keras-flowers-data/#0">site</a></li> <li>Benchmarking TPU, GPU, and CPU Platforms for Deep Learning <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1907.10701">paper</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Machine Learning Flashcards <a href="https://machinelearningflashcards.com">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Devoted Health <a href="https://www.devoted.com">site</a></li> <li>Devoted Health is hiring! <a href="https://jobs.lever.co/devoted/d0758ba1-3bde-42c6-9981-b28f2041e461">site</a></li> <li>Ushahidi <a href="https://www.ushahidi.com">site</a></li> <li>FrontlineSMS <a href="http://www.frontlinesms.com">site</a></li> <li>New Knowledge <a href="http://www.newknowledge.io">site</a></li> <li>Joel Grus: Fizz Buzz in TensorFlow <a href="https://joelgrus.com/2016/05/23/fizz-buzz-in-tensorflow/">site</a></li> <li>Snowflake <a href="https://www.snowflake.com">site</a></li> <li>Periscope Data <a href="https://www.periscopedata.com">site</a></li> <li>Airflow <a href="https://airflow.apache.org/#">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Chris Albon&rsquo;s Website <a href="https://chrisalbon.com">site</a></li> <li>Partially Derivative <a href="http://partiallyderivative.com">podcast</a></li> <li>Partially Derivative Back Episodes <a href="http://partiallyderivative.com/podcast/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <div style="text-align: center"> <img src="../post/episode-193-devoted-health-and-data-science-with-chris-albon/images/learn-in-machine-learning.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 90%;"> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Chris Albon<p> </div> <p>To paraphrase: A computer program is said to learn if its performance at specific tasks improves with experience.</p> <p>To find out more, including the definition of a partial derivative, buy a pack of Chris&rsquo;s flashcards. Who knows, they might help you land your next job.</p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Michelle is planning the <a href="https://qconsf.com/sf2019/track/machine-learning-without-phd">ML for Developers track</a> for <a href="https://qconsf.com">QCon SF</a> on Nov. 13.</p> <p>Mark is staying in San Francisco and just launched two Beyond Your Bill videos: <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NOOhDq1JyIM&amp;t=24s">Organizing your GCP resources</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDHTcS2V4wI">Managing billing permissions</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh 5&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Crowd Laugh&rdquo; by Tom_Woysky of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Transformers Type SFX 2&rdquo; by HykenFreak of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Approx 800 Laugh&rdquo; by LoneMonk of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Bad Beep&rdquo; by RicherLandTV of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;C-ClassicalSuspense&rdquo; by DuckSingle of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/eIwGEQS2DVI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 04, 2019
Cloud Bigtable with Billy Jacobson
00:33:20
<p>Google&rsquo;s own <a href="https://twitter.com/billyjacobson">Billy Jacobson</a> joins hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> this week to dive deeper into Cloud Bigtable. Bigtable is Google&rsquo;s petabyte scale, fully managed, NoSQL database. Billy elaborates on what projects Bigtable works best with, like time-series data user analytics, and why it&rsquo;s such a great tool. It offers huge scalability with the benefits of a managed system, and it&rsquo;s flexible and easily customized so users can turn on and off the pieces they need.</p> <p>Later, we learn about other programs that are compatible with Bigtable, such as JanusGraph, Open TSDB, and GeoMesa. Bigtable also supports the API for HBase, an open-source project similar to Bigtable. Because of this, it&rsquo;s easy for HBase users to move to Bigtable, and the Bigtable community has access to many open source libraries. Billy also talks more about the nine clients available, and when customers might want to use Bigtable instead of, or in conjunction with, other Google services such as Spanner and BigQuery.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="billy-jacobson">Billy Jacobson</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/billyjacobson">Billy Jacobson</a> is a developer programs engineer focusing on Cloud Bigtable.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing Cloud Run Button: Click-to-deploy your git repos to Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/introducing-cloud-run-button-click-to-deploy-your-git-repos-to-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Firebase Unity Solutions: Update game behavior without deploying with Remote Config <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gaming/firebase-unity-solutions-update-game-behavior-without-deploying-with-remote-config">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing the BigQuery Terraform module <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/introducing-the-bigquery-terraform-module">blog</a></li> <li>Macy&rsquo;s uses Google Cloud to streamline retail operations <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/macys-uses-google-cloud-to-streamline-retail-operations">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Bigtable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/">site</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 18: Bigtable with Ian Lewis <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-18-bigtable-with-ian-lewis/">podcast</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Bigtable Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Codelab: Introduction to Cloud Bigtable <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/cloud-bigtable-intro-java/index.html#0">site</a></li> <li>Key Visualizer <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/docs/keyvis-overview">docs</a></li> <li>Bigtable Replication Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/docs/replication-overview">docs</a></li> <li>Bigtable and HBase Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/docs/hbase-bigtable">docs</a></li> <li>HBase <a href="https://hbase.apache.org">site</a></li> <li>JanusGraph <a href="https://janusgraph.org">site</a></li> <li>Open TSDB <a href="http://opentsdb.net">site</a></li> <li>GeoMesa <a href="https://www.geomesa.org">site</a></li> <li>Bigtable Client Libraries <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/docs/reference/libraries">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner">site</a></li> <li>Managing IoT Storage with Google&rsquo;s Cloud Platform (Google I/O&rsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2j1BVZOMqWU">video</a></li> <li>Cloud Datastore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/datastore/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/firestore">site</a></li> <li>Mapping the invisible: Street View cars add air pollution sensors <a href="https://sustainability.google/projects/airview/">site</a></li> <li>Breathing Easy with Bigtable <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/breathing-easy-with-bigtable-b58eb302cc1a">article</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/analyzing-gcp-costs-using-folders-and-bigquery-billing-export">If I have an organization, how do I break down my billing data by folder?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark Mirch is working around town but will be headed to LA soon.</p> <p>Mark Mandel will be at <a href="https://dev.paxsite.com">Pax Dev</a>, <a href="https://west.paxsite.com">Pax West</a>, <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">Kubecon</a>, and the <a href="https://www.gdconf.com">GDC Online Games Technology Summit</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/_eJ7N0NOl0g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 28, 2019
HerdX With Ron Hicks and Austin Adams
00:49:23
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> is back this week with guest host <a href="https://twitter.com/gabeweiss_">Gabe Weiss</a> to learn about HerdX. Our guests, Ron Hicks and Austin Adams, describe how this idea came about, the mechanics of the system, and how it could change the world of livestock.</p> <p>HerdX is an environmentally friendly, humane way to improve the system of livestock management and sales. It uses monitoring systems to follow animals as they move about the field, then employs algorithms to identify any problems that may need attention. This allows for treatment of specific animals, rather than mass treatment of both healthy and unhealthy livestock. When pitted against humans, HerdX&rsquo;s AI system could pinpoint the problem livestock much faster and more accurately than people. Once problem livestock are found, the rancher can use that information to devise and implement a treatment plan. Consumers benefit from HerdX as well, through better quality meat and better transparency of rancher practices. The players in the supply chain are recorded and meat is monitored through the entire process, from farm, to feed lot, to the dinner table. Because bad animals can be removed or cured and the supply chain is run much more efficiently, meat spoilage and food poisoning can be mitigated.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="ron-hicks">Ron Hicks</h5> <p>As the CEO &amp; Founder of HerdX, Inc., a global AgTech company based in the Texas Hill Country, Ron is filling the void in ag data with IoT devices designed for livestock herds. In a nutshell, HerdX is using tags, water, and data to connect farmers around the world with families around the dinner table. Before his time with HerdX, Ron had a number of immensely successful career paths and achievements as a serial entrepreneur, inventor, and a strong visionary who loves disruptive technologies that can change the world. He was distinguished with Business Week’s top industrial design award in Medical Technologies, which recognized him along with other leaders and companies throughout the world, including BMW, Sony, Logitech, and Ford Motor Company. Ron is also a dynamic speaker who is passionate about solving problems rather than just talking about them and has spoken at conferences as a keynote speaker at Google headquarters in the United States and Singapore. He was also the keynote speaker at Texas Governor Rick Perry’s program titled “Technology Excellence for Rural America” which served as a springboard for the formation of HerdX.</p> <h5 id="austin-adams">Austin Adams</h5> <p>Austin Adams holds over a decade of experience in leading innovative software teams. At his previous employer Adams took multiple greenfield projects from initial scoping, to research and development, to proof of concept, and ultimately to market-leading products. Adams is an early adopter, leader, and contributor to the Kubernetes open source platform. He has used Kubernetes to create automation systems to help drive more than a billion dollars of product sales.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Press play: Find and listen to podcast episodes on Search <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/press-play-find-and-listen-podcast-episodes-search/">blog</a></li> <li>Japanese researchers build robotic tail to keep elderly upright <a href="https://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-robotic-tail/japanese-researchers-build-robotic-tail-to-keep-elderly-upright-idUSKCN1V411X">site</a></li> <li>Shining a light on your costs: New billing features from Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/pricing/shining-a-light-on-your-costs-new-billing-features-from-google-cloud">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>HerdX <a href="https://herdx.com/">site</a></li> <li>New Zealand Innovator of the Year Awards <a href="https://nzawards.org.nz/awards/new-zealand-innovator-year/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I connect an IoT device to a trigger event in the cloud?</p> <ul> <li>Cloud IoT step-by-step: Cloud to device communication <a href="https://medium.com/GabeWeiss/cloud-iot-step-by-step-cloud-to-device-communication-655a92d548ca">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud IoT Core <a href="https://cloud.google.com/iot-core/">site</a></li> <li>Gabe&rsquo;s blog <a href="https://medium.com/@GabeWeiss">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be hanging out locally and working on training content.</p> <p>Gabe will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk">Next London</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;radio t3 SW bleep.wav&rdquo; by ERH of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/povbSmN1q84" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 21, 2019
ML and AI with Sherol Chen
00:30:04
<p>On the show today, we speak with Developer Advocate and fellow Googler, <a href="https://twitter.com/ffpaladin">Sherol Chen</a> about machine learning and AI. <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja Hammerly</a> learn about the history and impact of AI and ML on technology and gaming. What does it mean to be human? What can machines do better than humans, and what can humans do better than machines? These are the large questions that we aim to solve in order to understand and use AI. Sherol goes on to explain the types of deep learning machines can achieve, from neural networks to decision trees.</p> <p>Sherol also went into depth about the potential social impact of AI as it assists doctors parsing through medical records and plans agricultural endeavors to maximize food production and safety. Sherol also elaborates on the ethical responsibilities we must realize when developing AI projects.</p> <p>For developers looking to build a new AI project, Sherol outlines the pros and cons of using existing tools like Cloud Speech-to-Text, AutoML and AutoML Tables.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="sherol-chen">Sherol Chen</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/ffpaladin">Sherol</a> advocates for Machine Learning for Google Cloud, and works in Research at Google Brain for Machine Learning in Music and Creativity for the Magenta team. She&rsquo;s taught Artificial Intelligence at Stanford and around the world in six different countries. Her PhD work is in Computer Science, researching storytelling and Artificial Intelligence at the Expressive Intelligence Studio.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>AMD EPYC processors come to Google—and to Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/amd-epyc-processors-come-to-google-and-to-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Kaggle Petfinder Dataset <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/c/petfinder-adoption-prediction/data">site</a></li> <li>Streaming data from Cloud Storage into BigQuery using Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/storage-data-transfer/streaming-data-from-cloud-storage-into-bigquery-using-cloud-functions">blog</a></li> <li>App Engine Standard Ruby <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/standard/">site</a> <ul> <li>Thagomizer <a href="http://thagomizer.com">blog</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>AutoML Tables <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl-tables/">site</a></li> <li>AutoML Tables Promo Video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPVc797kMyM&amp;t=2s">video</a></li> <li>Can Machines Think? <a href="https://www.aaai.org/ojs/index.php/aimagazine/article/view/993/911">article</a></li> <li>AI Impact Challenge <a href="https://ai.google/social-good/impact-challenge/">site</a></li> <li>NeurIPS <a href="https://neurips.cc">site</a></li> <li>ICLR <a href="https://iclr.cc">site</a></li> <li>ICML <a href="https://icml.cc">site</a></li> <li>Machine Learning Crash Course <a href="https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/crash-course/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Project Magenta <a href="https://ai.google/research/teams/brain/magenta/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Speech-to-Text <a href="https://cloud.google.com/speech-to-text/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>Sherol&rsquo;s Blog <a href="http://elizaeffect.com">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/appengine-ruby">You mentioned that you can run App Engine + Rails, how do you handle migrations?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Jon will be at <a href="https://dev.paxsite.com">PAX Dev</a> and <a href="https://west.paxsite.com">PAX West</a>, the internal game summit at Google in Sunnyvale, and taking some personal time to travel to Montreal.</p> <p>Aja will be hanging around at home, on the internet, and at <a href="http://www.seattlerb.org">Seattle.rb</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Coins 1.wav&rdquo; by ProjectsU012 of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Wedding Bells.wav&rdquo; by Maurice_J_K of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh.wav&rdquo; by Tim.Kahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/Wz2-4gi_R-g" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 14, 2019
NetApp with Alim Karim and Dean Hildebrand
00:37:01
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> joins <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> this week as we meet up with <a href="https://twitter.com/alim__k">Alim Karim</a> from NetApp and Technical Director in OCTO <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean">Dean Hildebrand</a> of Google. NetApp has been in data management for 20 years, focusing on providing on-prem, high-performance storage solutions for large industry clients. Their recent partnership with Google Cloud has allowed them to expand their services, offering the same great data management and storage in the cloud.</p> <p>Dean and Alim elaborate on the best uses for NetApp, explaining that lifting and shifting an existing project to the cloud is only one way NetApp can be useful. New projects can be built right in Google Cloud with NetApp as well. Our guests discuss the other pros of the NetApp service, including faster data retrieval, better monitoring, and predictability. We also talk about how NetApp takes customer feedback into consideration to make sure their service is the best it can be for every client. What&rsquo;s in store for the future of NetApp? Listen in to find out!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="alim-karim">Alim Karim</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/alim__k">Alim Karim</a> is a Product Manager in the Cloud Data Services BU at NetApp. He started his career as a software developer and joined NetApp in 2011. At NetApp Alim has held several customer-facing positions and is passionate about solving business problems with technology. He holds an undergraduate degree in Computer Science and an MBA from Queen&rsquo;s University.</p> <h5 id="dean-hildebrand">Dean Hildebrand</h5> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/dean">Dean Hildebrand</a> is a Technical Director in the Office of the CTO (OCTO) at Google Cloud focusing on enterprise and HPC storage systems. He has authored over 100 scientific publications and patents, and been the technical program chair and sat on the program committee of numerous conferences. He received a B.Sc. degree in computer science from the University of British Columbia in 1998 and M.S. and PhD. degrees in computer science from the University of Michigan in 2003 and 2007, respectively.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Game Servers <a href="https://cloud.google.com/game-servers/">site</a></li> <li>VMware Cloud Foundation comes to Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/partners/vmware-cloud-foundation-comes-to-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Using GCP NuGet Packages in Unity <a href="https://medium.com/@jonfoust/using-gcp-nuget-packages-with-unity-8dbd29c42cc4">article</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>NetApp on Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/netapp/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Volumes Service <a href="https://cloud.netapp.com/cloud-volumes-service-for-gcp">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/authenticating-to-gke-without-gcloud-aefd23a840a9">How do I authenticate my Google Kubernetes Engine cluster in a CI/CD pipeline?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Our guests will be at <a href="https://inthecloud.withgoogle.com/summit-sea-19/home.html">Google Cloud Summit Seattle</a> and <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/uk/">Next London</a>.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="https://dev.paxsite.com">PAX Dev</a>, doing some Google Game stuff in Sunnyvale, and taking some personal time to travel to Montreal.</p> <p>After Austin, Mark will be staying local to work on some stuff, and he&rsquo;s about to launch the next few episodes of <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqLuKKx4pcdEAkJY1HevjVVm">Stack Doctor</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Audience Laughs.wav&rdquo; by Oniwe of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;MysteryPeak1.wav&rdquo; by FoolBoyMedia of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh.wav&rdquo; by TimKahn of <a href="https://Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/BOE0qAktY-A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 07, 2019
Conversation AI with Priyanka Vergadia
00:35:10
<p>The podcast today is all about conversational AI and Dialogflow with our Google guest, <a href="https://twitter.com/pvergadia">Priyanka Vergadia</a>. Priyanka explains to <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/briandorsey">Brian Dorsey</a> that conversational AI includes anything with a conversational component, such as chatbots, in anything from apps, to websites, to messenger programs. If it uses natural language understanding and processing to help humans and machines communicate, it can be classified as conversational AI. These programs work as translators so humans and computers can chat seamlessly.</p> <p>We discuss how people interact with conversational AI, maybe without even realizing it. From asking Google Home to set your alarm to getting customer service support at your favorite online store, AI is probably working behind the scenes to help. Priyanka also tells us all about Google&rsquo;s natural language understanding and processing program, Dialogflow. Designed to simplify the process, Dialogflow allows you to input a simple idea like asking for coffee, and watch as the program automatically includes many of the different ways people would naturally ask for coffee. Coffee would be great right now!</p> <p>Listen in to find out the best (and worst) use cases and practices for this powerful tool!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="priyanka-vergadia">Priyanka Vergadia</h5> <p>Priyanka Vergadia is a Developer Advocate at Google. She worked directly with customers for 1.5 years prior to recently joining Google Cloud Developer Relations team. She loves architecting cloud solutions and enjoys building conversational experiences. Her interest in Conversational AI led to the Deconstructing Chatbots YouTube series. Priyanka is currently starring in a new show called &ldquo;Get Cooking in Cloud&rdquo; where she will be sharing recipes to cook various business solutions on Google Cloud.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Least privilege for Cloud Functions using Cloud IAM <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/least-privilege-for-cloud-functions-using-cloud-iam">blog</a></li> <li>Containerizing in the real world &hellip; of Minecraft <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2015/11/containerizing-in-the-real-world-of-Minecraft.html">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing the What-If Tool for Cloud AI Platform models <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/introducing-the-what-if-tool-for-cloud-ai-platform-models">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Chatbot Fail <a href="https://chatbot.fail">site</a></li> <li>Dialogflow <a href="https://dialogflow.com">site</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dialogflow/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Deconstructing Chatbots <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O00K10xP5MU&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqK5SM34zbkitWLOV-b3V40B">videos</a></li> <li>Codelab: Build your first Chatbot with Dialogflow <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/chatbots-dialogflow-appointment-scheduler/index.html">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/how-to-schedule-a-recurring-python-script-on-gcp">How do you run a recurring python script?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Priyanka will be at <a href="https://events.codemotion.com/conferences/milan/2019/">Codemotion Milan</a> in October and <a href="https://gotocph.com">GOTO Copenhagen</a> in November.</p> <p>Brian will be at the office in Seattle, thinking about Compute Engine.</p> <p>Mark will be in Austin and the Bay Area working on new training content!</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Small Group Laugh Set.wav&rdquo; by Tim Kahn of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Whip Crack 01.wav&rdquo; by CGEffex of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/kvUN2cQONo4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 31, 2019
Instruqt with Adé Mochtar
00:26:29
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> are joined by Adé Mochtar to discuss the IT learning platform, <a href="https://twitter.com/instruqt">Instruqt</a> and how they create and manage the platform with the help of Google Cloud. <a href="https://twitter.com/sandeepdinesh">Sandeep</a> of Google stops in with the info on the Instruqt arcade games we saw at Google Next &lsquo;19.</p> <p>Instruqt&rsquo;s main philosophy is that people learn best by doing, and their courses encourage immersion right off the bat. Developers are asked coding questions and allowed to work in sandbox environments to fully expose them to the subject. Instruqt checks the student&rsquo;s work as they continue through the program to ensure the material is being properly learned.</p> <p>But learning should be fun, too! By putting developer challenges on old-style arcade machines, developers can test their coding skills, learn new things, and have fun at the same time. At conferences, this has been a great way to engage their target audience. Google Cloud games were run on the Instruqt platform at Next &lsquo;19, and conference attendees came back day after day to try to get on the high score leaderboard. It was a super fun way to get people using Google Cloud technologies!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="adé-mochtar">Adé Mochtar</h5> <p>Adé is Co-Founder and CTO of Instruqt, a hands-on learning platform for IT technology. Before starting Instruqt, he was an engineer and consultant in Cloud and DevOps-related topics. A big part of that job was to educate organizations on how to adopt new technology. With Instruqt, he tries to achieve the same but on a larger scale. His mission is to make learning DevOps and Cloud more effective and fun. At Instruqt, Adé mainly focuses on back-end and infrastructure engineering using Terraform, Go, and (probably too much) Bash.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Step up your interviewing game with Byteboard <a href="https://www.blog.google/technology/area-120/byteboard-interview-measures-for-essential-engineering-skills/">blog</a></li> <li>Gartner names Google Cloud a leader in its IaaS Magic Quadrant <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/gartner-names-google-cloud-a-leader-in-its-iaas-magic-quadrant">blog</a></li> <li>Real-time bikeshare information in Google Maps rolls out to 24 cities <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/maps/real-time-bikeshare-information-google-map/">blog</a></li> <li>Run Visual Studio Code in Cloud Shell <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/how-to-run-visual-studio-code-in-google-cloud-shell-354d125d5748">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Instruqt <a href="https://instruqt.com">site</a></li> <li>Instruqt on Slack <a href="https://join.slack.com/t/instruqt/shared_invite/enQtMzcwNTY1OTQ5NzE2LTQ5YTgxODgzNTk4NzY0OWU0OTczZjlhNThlMGJjYmFlNTNiNTMxZTVhNjE4MTczYzkxNDNkNTc1NzYwN2RlY2M">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions">site</a></li> <li>Hashi Corp <a href="https://www.hashicorp.com">site</a></li> <li>Instruqt Arcade at Next &lsquo;19 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f-zJUf8kncI">video</a></li> <li>Google Developer Advocate - Sandeep Dinesh on Instruqt <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gvls5o5HaO8">video</a></li> <li>Go <a href="https://golang.org">site</a></li> <li>React <a href="https://reactjs.org">site</a></li> <li>Terraform <a href="https://www.terraform.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Build <a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/">site</a></li> <li>Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I want to be more familiar with Google Cloud, how do I navigate the space for material? Learn more with <a href="https://www.qwiklabs.com">Qwiklabs</a> and <a href="https://www.coursera.org">Coursera</a>. <a href="https://inthecloud.withgoogle.com/cloud-certification/#!/">Get Certified</a>.</p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Instruqt arcade games will be at <a href="https://www.gophercon.com">GopherCon</a> and Cloud Summits!</p> <p>Jon will be speaking at <a href="https://dev.paxsite.com">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="https://west.paxsite.com">Pax West</a>.</p> <p>Mark will be hanging on the East Coast, then meeting with customers in Austin.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Red Arrows Flyby.wav&rdquo; by Figowitz of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;crowd laugh.wav&rdquo; by Tom_Woysky of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Alien_Scream.wav&rdquo; by Syna-Max of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Laser Gun7.wav&rdquo; by Burkay of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Scratch2.mp3&rdquo; by Feveran of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;BumbleBeeShort.mp3&rdquo; by CGEffex of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;ComedyRimshot.wav&rdquo; by XTRgamr of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/c1T4uWfQEYE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 24, 2019
Blockchain with Allen Day
00:31:08
<p>Blockchain takes the spotlight as new host <a href="https://twitter.com/_askcarter">Carter Morgan</a> joins veteran <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> in a fascinating interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/allenday">Allen Day</a>. Allen is a developer advocate with Google, specializing in streaming analytics for blockchain, biomedical, and agricultural applications.</p> <p>This week Allen reveals how blockchain and cryptocurrencies can be applied to a variety of applications like distributed file storage and video services. We also discuss the hype and merits of blockchain + projects that Allen has worked on to analyze cryptocurrency transactions using Google Cloud&rsquo;s big data platforms. The results may just surprise you.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="allen-day">Allen Day</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/allenday">Allen Day</a> is a developer advocate with Google in Singapore. He specializes in streaming analytics for blockchain, biomedical, and agricultural applications. Allen studied at the UCLA Geffen School of Medicine and earned his PhD in Human Genetics. Allen&rsquo;s blockchain work is focused on interoperability between smart contract platforms and cloud platforms. He created Google Cloud&rsquo;s blockchain public datasets program, which allows non-specialist engineers and data scientists to search and analyze public blockchain data.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Blockchain.com, scaling and saving with Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/blockchain-scaling-and-saving-with-cloud-spanner">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud TPU Pods break AI training records <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/cloud-tpu-pods-break-ai-training-records">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Memorystore adds import-export and Redis 4.0 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/cloud-memorystore-adds-import-export-and-redis-4-0">blog</a></li> <li>To run or not to run a database on Kubernetes: What to consider <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/to-run-or-not-to-run-a-database-on-kubernetes-what-to-consider">blog</a></li> <li>Google to acquire Elastifile <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/expanding-our-enterprise-file-storage-offerings-to-simplify-the-management-and-scaling-of-data">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Blockchain <a href="https://www.blockchain.com">site</a></li> <li>Bitcoin <a href="https://bitcoin.org/en/">site</a></li> <li>Coinbase <a href="https://www.coinbase.com">site</a></li> <li>Ethereum <a href="https://www.ethereum.org">site</a></li> <li>$24 million iced tea company says it’s pivoting to the blockchain, and its stock jumps 200% <a href="https://www.cnbc.com/2017/12/21/long-island-iced-tea-micro-cap-adds-blockchain-to-name-and-stock-soars.html">news article</a></li> <li>Blockchain ETL project on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/blockchain-etl">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Composer <a href="https://cloud.google.com/composer/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Bigtable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/">site</a></li> <li>Tensorflow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Bitcoin in BigQuery: blockchain analytics on public data <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/bitcoin-in-bigquery-blockchain-analytics-on-public-data">blog</a></li> <li>BigQuery public blockchain datasets on GCP <a href="https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/browse?q=cryptocurrency">site</a></li> <li>Ethereum in BigQuery: how we built this dataset <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/ethereum-bigquery-how-we-built-dataset">blog</a></li> <li>Ethereum in BigQuery: a Public Dataset for smart contract analytics <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/ethereum-bigquery-public-dataset-smart-contract-analytics">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing six new cryptocurrencies in BigQuery Public Datasets—and how to analyze them <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/introducing-six-new-cryptocurrencies-in-bigquery-public-datasets-and-how-to-analyze-them">blog</a></li> <li>Building hybrid blockchain/cloud applications with Ethereum and Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/building-hybrid-blockchain-cloud-applications-with-ethereum-and-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Bitcoin in BigQuery: blockchain analytics on public data <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/bitcoin-in-bigquery-blockchain-analytics-on-public-data">blog</a></li> <li>Unchained Podcast <a href="https://unchainedpodcast.com">podcast</a></li> <li>Off the Chain Podcast <a href="https://blockworksgroup.io/off-the-chain-podcast">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What are the four (or six?) types of VMs that exist on Google Cloud Platform? <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/introducing-compute-and-memory-optimized-vms-for-google-compute-engine">blog</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/machine-types">docs</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark Mandel is going to <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/tokyo/">Tokyo Next</a>, <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-in-gaming-day-2019/attend/about/">Open Source in Gaming Day </a>, and the <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america-2019/">North American Open Source Summit</a>, as well as <a href="https://dev.paxsite.com">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="https://west.paxsite.com">Pax West</a>.</p> <p>Carter will be at the <a href="https://www.edfringe.com">Edinburgh Fringe Festival</a> and working on new videos.</p> <p>Allen will be at <a href="https://striketwosummit.com/">Strike Two Summit (Amsterdam)</a>, <a href="https://singularityfestival.io/">Singularity Festival (Heraklion)</a>, and <a href="https://devcon.org/">Ethereum Devcon (Osaka)</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;mysterypeak1.wav&rdquo; by FoolBoyMedia of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;crowd laugh.wav&rdquo; by Tom_Woysky of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/sb5PNiprhvk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 17, 2019
Scotiabank with Yuri Litvinovich
00:41:23
<p>This week on the podcast, Yuri Litvinovich of Scotiabank was able to join <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> to talk about migration from on-prem and their partnership with Google Cloud. <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> stops in with some cool things of the week and the question of the week, too!</p> <p>With Yuri&rsquo;s help, Scotiabank is working to become a modern financial services technology company. Their transition from working mostly on-prem to working in the cloud was exciting for him as he discovered how much cheaper, faster, and more secure large enterprise projects can be in the public cloud. Three years ago, Scotiabank&rsquo;s CEO began encouraging this shift to keep the company up-to-date, with funds allocated to moving all their thousands of applications and products to a more efficient system.</p> <p>To accomplish this, Yuri turned to Kubernetes to make use of containers. Because they are light and homogenous in different environments, the modernization at Scotiabank went much more smoothly with Kubernetes and GKE. They also use a mix of managed systems like BigQuery, Dataflow, and Pub/Sub, as well as made-from-scratch applications that help the Google products to be compatible with Scotiabank&rsquo;s existing software. Yuri believes this was a key to their success in the migration from on-prem to the cloud.</p> <p>In the process of migration, Yuri experienced some pushback from developers who were concerned about the move. He encouraged them not to &ldquo;lift and shift&rdquo; their projects, but to completely re-build them with cloud dev ops principles in mind. Yuri&rsquo;s goal was to convince developers that doing this would result in projects that were much easier, cheaper, and more secure in the long run. By outlining the benefits and goals of migration and sharing success stories of other businesses who have transferred to Kubernetes and the cloud, Scotiabank was able to help convince developers of the importance of it. Yuri also encourages trust and cooperation between teams.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="yuri-litvinovich">Yuri Litvinovich</h5> <p><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/bigyuri">Yuri</a> is a Senior Cloud Engineer and Kubernetes Tech Lead at Scotiabank. He&rsquo;s currently part of Platform Organization (PLATO) within Scotiabank, which performs enterprise modernization program to transform the Bank into a modern technology company in financial services. Yuri has extensive experience in Cloud technologies, Kubernetes, DevOps, Site Reliability Engineering, Automation, CI/CD, Linux, networking, and system administration. His pursuit of excellence led him to work on implementing cutting-edge technologies in both startups, and large enterprise environments making them vital part of organization&rsquo;s digital transformation journey.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing Deep Learning Containers: Consistent and portable environments <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/introducing-deep-learning-containers-consistent-and-portable-environments">blog</a></li> <li>How to implement document tagging with AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/how-to-implement-document-tagging-with-automl">blog</a></li> <li>Analyze BigQuery data with Kaggle Kernels notebooks <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/analyze-bigquery-data-with-kaggle-kernels-notebooks">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 84: Kaggle with Wendy Kan <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-84-kaggle-with-wendy-kan/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Introducing the Jenkins GKE Plugin—deploy software to your Kubernetes clusters <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/devops-sre/introducing-the-jenkins-gke-plugin-deploy-software-to-your-kubernetes-clusters">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Scotiabank <a href="https://www.scotiabank.com/global/en/global-site.html">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Dataflow <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataflow/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>Istio <a href="https://istio.io">site</a></li> <li>Autoscaling Streaming Applications in Cloud Dataflow with Scotiabank <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5re6lAuTznY">video</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 2 Product Innovation Keynote <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1Lqxfs1yw&amp;t=70s">video</a></li> <li>Kubeflow <a href="https://www.kubeflow.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/devops-sre/gcp-devops-tricks-create-a-custom-cloud-shell-image-that-includes-terraform-and-helm">Rather than using the standard Cloud Shell image - what if I want to add my own “by default” installed tooling?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark Mirch is working on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqIxUCyOq0-FPNn5GZ2-XR45">This Week in Cloud</a>.</p> <p>Mark Mandel is going to <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/tokyo/">Tokyo Next</a>, <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-in-gaming-day-2019/attend/about/">Open Source in Gaming Day </a>, and the <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america-2019/">North American Open Source Summit</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;crowd laugh.wav&rdquo; by tom_woysky of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/1oR6C2JwwaM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 10, 2019
Informatica with Bill Creekbaum
00:36:59
<p>Happy Independence Day to our American listeners! <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> is back today as he and <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi Ferrara</a> interview Bill Creekbaum of Informatica to learn how they work with Google Cloud for a better big data user experience. <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> is hanging around the studio as well, bringing some cool things of the week and helping with the question of the week!</p> <p>Informatica provides data managing products that offer complete solutions focusing on metadata management, integration, governance, security, data quality, and discoverability. Bill&rsquo;s job at Informatica is to ensure these products really take advantage of the strengths of Google Cloud Platform. One such example is a product that allows customers to design in Informatica and push their projects to Cloud Dataproc. Informatica also offers similar capabilities in BigQuery. When moving data from on-prem to the cloud, customers can use Informatica and Google Cloud together for a seamless transition, cost savings, and easier data control.</p> <p>Together, Informatica and Google Cloud can also facilitate the acquisition of high quality data. To have better, more trustworthy output, data inputed needs to be safe to access, have few or no duplicates and null values, and be complete. To achieve this, developers usually use a combination of the Informatica tools Intelligent Cloud Services, Enterprise Data Catalog, and Big Data Management, and the Google tools BigQuery, Cloud Storage, Analytics, Dataproc, and Pub/Sub.</p> <p>Bill&rsquo;s closing advice for companies comes in three parts: take stock of the data you&rsquo;ve got, set goals, and develop a well-rounded team.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="bill-creekbaum">Bill Creekbaum</h5> <p>Bill Creekbaum is Sr. Director of Product Management for Cloud, Big Data, and Analytic Ecosystems at Informatica. He is focused on delivering market leading unified data management platforms and services that help customers take advantage of their greatest assets, data. Bill has been in product management and product marketing for more than 20 years and for the past 10 has been focused on successfully delivering SaaS and Cloud Applications to the market. Prior to joining Informatica, Bill has worked at SnapLogic, GoodData, Oracle, Microsoft, Mindjet, and more. See more of Bill&rsquo;s experience on <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/billcreekbaum">LinkedIn</a>.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google Cloud + Chronicle: The security moonshot joins Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/the-security-moonshot-joins-google-cloud">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 135: VirusTotal with Emi Martinez <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-135-virus-total-with-emi-martinez/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Introducing Equiano, a subsea cable from Portugal to South Africa <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/infrastructure/introducing-equiano-a-subsea-cable-from-portugal-to-south-africa">blog</a></li> <li>Kubernetes 1.15: Extensibility and Continuous Improvement <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/2019/06/19/kubernetes-1-15-release-announcement/">blog</a></li> <li>Future of CRDs: Structural Schemas <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/2019/06/20/crd-structural-schema/">blog</a></li> <li>See how your code actually executes with Stackdriver Profiler, now GA <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/management-tools/see-how-your-code-actually-executes-with-stackdriver-profiler-now-ga">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Informatica <a href="https://www.informatica.com/">site</a></li> <li>Informatica for GCP <a href="https://www.informatica.com/gcp">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Dataproc <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataproc/">site</a></li> <li>Intelligent Cloud Services <a href="https://www.informatica.com/products/cloud-integration.html">site</a></li> <li>Enterprise Data Catalog <a href="https://www.informatica.com/products/big-data/enterprise-data-catalog.html">site</a></li> <li>Big Data Management <a href="https://www.informatica.com/products/big-data/big-data-edition.html">site</a></li> <li>Google Analytics <a href="https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud &amp; Informatica: Accelerate your Data-Driven Digital Transformation <a href="https://www.brighttalk.com/webcast/10477/334888">webinar</a></li> <li>Informatica for Google BigQuery <a href="https://www.informatica.com/content/dam/informatica-com/global/amer/us/collateral/data-sheet/google-bigquery-connector_data-sheet_3299en.pdf">data sheet</a></li> <li>Informatica Intelligent Cloud Services for Google BigQuery <a href="https://informatica-google.orbitera.com/c2m/trials/signup?testDrive=976&amp;goto=%2Fc2m%2Ftrial%2F976">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/standard/python/mapping-custom-domains#using_subdomains">If I want to have my App Engine Application serve any subdomain on my custom domain, how do I do that?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi is done traveling.</p> <p>Mark Mirch&rsquo; is working on <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqJvwGd0PTzSx1j0cePX0INl">Stack Chat</a>.</p> <p>Mark Mandel is going to <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/tokyo/">Tokyo Next</a>, <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-in-gaming-day-2019/attend/about/">Open Source in Gaming Day </a>, and the <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america-2019/">North American Open Source Summit</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;small group laugh 6.flac&rdquo; by tim.kahn of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Chewing, Carrot, A&rdquo; by Inspector J of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Testtone1000hz&rdquo; by Jobro of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ii35rslspRs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 03, 2019
Google Cloud Platform UX with Michael Kleinerman
00:33:59
<p>On this episode, our hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi Ferrara</a> dive into Google Cloud Platform UX with guest and Google Product Designer <a href="https://twitter.com/m_kleinerman">Michael Kleinerman</a>. Michael&rsquo;s path to Product Designer started with &ldquo;ancient&rdquo; tech designing with Flash and 3D motion graphics and progressed from there through interaction designer to his place now with Google. His experience has helped him appreciate the many different kinds of designers needed for projects and how they have to work together for a good product.</p> <p>At Google, Michael&rsquo;s team builds design systems that create a balance between what Google uses and what the products built on Google use. He adopted Material Design, which offers guidelines for patterns and components of design, to Google Cloud. Material Design spans across multiple devices and screen sizes to help simplify design across devices. When Cloud reached the enterprise space, where components can be more complex, Michael&rsquo;s team worked to adjust Cloud using Material Design so that features like tables would work correctly.</p> <p>Accessibility is also a top priority for Cloud and the design team. To begin the process of designing for accessibility, the team finds the top three or so reasons that a user would come to their product and ensures those are accessible to all. The next step is to create easier usability in the second tier features of the product, and then all features beyond. Using a screen reader, they go through the product to see if it&rsquo;s usable, and really try to make the experience better. The team also makes sure there are a lot of guidance pages as well.</p> <p>The goal in product design is to make things simple and consistent for everyone.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="michael-kleinerman">Michael Kleinerman</h5> <p>Michael is a Product Designer at Google. He worked on Android and YouTube in the Bay Area before joining Cloud in NYC, where he started by leading the UX for Firestore until it launched in both Firebase and GCP. This work evolved into his current role on the core platform team, responsible for the design direction of the main design system used by producer teams to build and launch products on GCP.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Committed use discounts at a glance <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/new-report-shows-your-compute-engine-usage-and-commitments">blog</a></li> <li>Networking in depth <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/google-cloud-networking-in-depth-three-defense-in-depth-principles-for-securing-your-environment">blog</a></li> <li>Chatbots with Dialog Flow <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/keep-the-dialog-flowing-create-conversational-chatbots-in-hangouts-chat-with-dialogflow">blog</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O00K10xP5MU&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqK5SM34zbkitWLOV-b3V40B">video</a></li> <li>Turn it up to eleven: Java 11 runtime comes to App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/turn-it-up-to-eleven-java-11-runtime-comes-to-app-engine">blog</a></li> <li>App Engine second generation runtimes now get double the memory; plus Go 1.12 and PHP 7.3 now generally available <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/app-engine-second-generation-runtimes-now-get-double-the-memory-plus-go-112-and-php-73-now-generally-available">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Material.io <a href="https://material.io">site</a></li> <li>Material Design <a href="https://material.io/design/">site</a></li> <li>Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/firestore">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/docs/quickstarts/build-and-deploy">How do I work with my containers locally and then get them into the cloud?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi is done traveling.</p> <p>Mark Mirch&rsquo; is filming for customers in the Bay area.</p> <p>Everyone else is just laying low for now!</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;alert.wav&rdquo; by danielnieto7 of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;cell phone vibraion.wav&rdquo; by MrAuralization of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;laugh crowd 2.wav&rdquo; by MrAuralizationFunWithSound of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/MF4kJsI1LX4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 26, 2019
Derwen, Inc. with Paco Nathan
00:42:49
<p>This week, <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> bring you another fascinating interview from our time at Next! Michelle and special guest Amanda were able to catch up with Paco Nathan of Derwen AI to talk about his experience at Next and learn what Derwen is doing to advance AI.</p> <p>Paco and Derwen have been working extensively on ways developer relations can be enhanced by machine learning. Along with O&rsquo;Reilly Media, Derwen just completed three surveys, called ABC (AI, Big Data, and Cloud), to look at the adoption of AI and the cloud around the world. The particular interest in these studies is a comparison between countries who have been using AI, Big Data, and Cloud for years and countries who are just beginning to get involved. One of the most interesting things they learned is how much budget companies are allocating to machine learning projects. They also noticed that more and more large enterprises are moving, at least partially, to the cloud.</p> <p>One of the challenges Paco noticed was the difference between machine learning projects in testing versus how they act once they go live. Here, developers come across bias, ethical, and safety issues. Good data governance polices can help minimize these problems. Developing good data governance policies is complex, especially with security issues, but it&rsquo;s an important conversation to have. In the process of computing the survey data, Paco discovered many big companies spend a lot of time with this issue and even employ checklists of requirements before projects can be made live.</p> <p>In his research, Paco also discovered that about 54% of companies are non-starters. Usually, their problems stem from tech debt and issues with company personnel who do not recognize the need for machine learning. The companies working toward integrating machine learning tend to have issues finding good staff. Berkeley is working to solve this problem by requiring data science classes of all students. But as Paco says, data science is a team sport that works well with a team of people from different disciplines. Paco is an advocate of mentoring, to help the next generation of data scientists learn and grow, and of unbundling corporate decision making to help advance AI.</p> <p>Amanda, Michelle, and Paco wrap up their discussion with a look toward how to change ML biases. People tend to blame ML for bias outcomes, but models are subject to data we feed in. Humans have to make decisions to work around that by looking at things from a different perspective and taking steps to avoid as much bias as we can. ML and humans can work together to find these biases and help remove them.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="paco-nathan">Paco Nathan</h5> <p>Paco Nathan is the Managing Parter at Derwen. He has 35+ years tech industry experience, ranging from Bell Labs to early-stage start-ups. Paco is also the Co-chair Rev. Advisor for Amplify Partners, Recognai, Primer AI, and Data Spartan. He was formerly the Director of Community Evangelism for Databricks and Apache Spark.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>CERN recreated the Higgs discovery on GCP <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CTfp2woVEkA">video</a> <ul> <li>To discover the Higgs yourself, check out the CERN open data portal <a href="http://opendata.cern.ch/">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Fun facts from Michelle&rsquo;s visit: <ul> <li>Seven total, four main experiments <ul> <li>ATLAS (largest, general-purpose) <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/atlas">site</a></li> <li>CMS (prettiest, general-purpose) <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/cms">site</a></li> <li>ALICE (heavy-ion) <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/alice">site</a></li> <li>LHCb (interactions of b-hadrons, matter/antimatter asymmetry) <a href="https://home.cern/science/experiments/lhcb">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>The French/Swiss border runs across the CERN property</li> <li>Streetview of CERN control center <a href="https://home.cern/science/accelerators/accelerator-complex">site</a></li> <li>CERN is the birthplace of the web</li> <li>Where the protons come from <a href="https://www.lhc-closer.es/taking_a_closer_look_at_lhc/0.proton_source">site</a></li> <li>Watch Particle Fever <a href="https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Particle_Fever?id=MDDyOFvU4Pg">movie</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Derwen, Inc. <a href="https://derwen.ai">site</a></li> <li>Derwen, Inc. Blog <a href="https://medium.com/derwen">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Programming Simplified: A Berkeley View on Serverless Computing <a href="https://www2.eecs.berkeley.edu/Pubs/TechRpts/2019/EECS-2019-3.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Apache Spark <a href="https://spark.apache.org">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>Datastore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/datastore/">site</a></li> <li>Kubeflow <a href="https://www.kubeflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Quicksilver <a href="https://quicksilver.com/wp/">site</a></li> <li>O&rsquo;Reilly Media <a href="https://www.oreilly.com">site</a></li> <li>Google Knowledge Graph <a href="https://developers.google.com/knowledge-graph/">site</a></li> <li>Jupyter <a href="https://jupyter.org">site</a></li> <li>JupyterCon <a href="https://conferences.oreilly.com/jupyter/jup-ny">site</a></li> <li>The Economics of Artificial Intelligence <a href="https://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/mckinsey-analytics/our-insights/the-economics-of-artificial-intelligence">site</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Why Do Businesses Fail At Machine Learning?&rdquo; by Cassie Kozyrkov <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRJGyhS6gA0">video</a></li> <li>The Gutenberg Galaxy <a href="https://books.google.com/books/about/The_Gutenberg_Galaxy.html?id=y4C644zHCWgC">site</a></li> <li>Programmed Inequality <a href="https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/programmed-inequality">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-BbW6zAjL0">Stadia Connect occurred last Thursday. What are some of the biggest announcements that came out of it?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Jon is in New York for <a href="http://www.gamesforchange.org/">Games for Change</a>.</p> <p>Michelle and Mark Mirchandani are back in San Francisco.</p> <p>Brian &amp; Aja are at home in Seattle.</p> <p>Gabi is in Brazil.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Crowd laugh.wav&rdquo; by tom_woysky of <a href="https://freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/-JbPdFk4yro" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 19, 2019
Google Maps Platform with Angela Yu
00:37:17
<p>Your favorite Marks <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mirchandani</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mandel</a> are back hosting this week to touch base with <a href="https://twitter.com/wangela">Angela Yu</a> about recent updates in Google Maps. As Angela describes Google Maps at a high level, it is your window into the real world, with coverage of Earth&rsquo;s land and oceans. Google works hard to keep that information updated with satellite pictures, street view Google vehicles, and even backpacks for hikers to record hard to reach areas.</p> <p>The Google Maps API makes it easy for developers to use Maps data in their own projects. It can be used for something as simple as showing location to something more complicated, for example showing the user specific things around them to help them make decisions. Game developers can create rich experiences by building real-world gaming situations with Maps and augmented reality. Using the Places API can display parks, government buildings, and other interesting places beyond streets. And the Routes API can expand the user experience by providing directions, tracking drivers in real time, etc. Maps and Google Cloud together work well with BigQuery to search huge amounts of data and visualize them on a map.</p> <p>In the future, Angela is particularly excited about how ridesharing apps will continue to use Maps and Routes to optimize their businesses. She also looks forward to more augmented reality projects beyond gaming, where data, directions, and more are overlaid on the physical world.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="angela-yu">Angela Yu</h5> <p>Angela Yu is a developer advocate for Google Maps Platform. Throughout her career, she has geeked out on voice recognition, mobile app development, and IoT. You can find her trapped in escape rooms or on <a href="https://twitter.com/wangela">Twitter</a>.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google to acquire Looker <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/expanding-our-platform-for-business-intelligence-and-embedded-analytics">blog</a></li> <li>New Translate API capabilities can help localization experts and global enterprises <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/new-translate-api-capabilities-can-help-localization-experts-and-global-enterprises">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud networking in depth: Cloud CDN <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/google-cloud-networking-in-depth-cloud-cdn">blog</a></li> <li>Save money by stopping and starting Compute Engine instances on schedule <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/storage-data-transfer/save-money-by-stopping-and-starting-compute-engine-instances-on-schedule">blog</a></li> <li>An update on Sunday’s service disruption <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/an-update-on-sundays-service-disruption">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Google Maps Platform <a href="https://goo.gle/mapsplatform">site</a> <a href="https://goo.gle/gmp-blog">blog</a> <a href="https://goo.gle/gmp-docs">docs</a></li> <li>Google Maps Places <a href="https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/places/">site</a></li> <li>Google Maps Routes <a href="https://cloud.google.com/maps-platform/routes/">site</a></li> <li>Google Maps Treks <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/about/treks">site</a></li> <li>Visualizing data from Firebase on a Google Map <a href="https://www.hackster.io/PaulTR/bike-route-data-gatherer-12a831#toc-visualizing-data-14">site</a></li> <li>Google Maps Platform Codelabs <a href="https://goo.gle/maps-labs">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery Public Datasets <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/public-data/">docs</a></li> <li>Deck.GL <a href="https://deck.gl/#/">site</a></li> <li>Google Maps SDK for Android Beta <a href="https://developers.google.com/maps/documentation/android-sdk/v3-client-migration">site</a></li> <li>Popular Antipodes on Google Maps <a href="https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/embed?mid=1VxP6QegT4W3UGybiKXj3ZSq3vPE&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hl=en&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=-3.81666561775622e-14%2C-132.890625&amp;spn=152.979774%2C351.5625&amp;z=1&amp;output=embed">site</a></li> <li>The True Size of countries <a href="https://thetruesize.com/">site</a></li> <li>Google Maps on Github <a href="https://goo.gle/maps-libraries">site</a></li> <li>Google Maps Client Libraries <a href="https://developers.google.com/maps/web-services/client-library">site</a></li> <li>StreetView Gallery <a href="https://www.google.com/streetview/gallery/">site</a></li> <li>Earth Engine <a href="https://earthengine.google.com/">site</a></li> <li>xkcd: Map Projections <a href="https://xkcd.com/977/">site</a></li> <li>Beautiful data visualizations using <a href="http://deck.gl/">deck.gl</a> on Google Maps <a href="https://goo.gle/deckgl-maps-announcement">demo</a> and <a href="https://goo.gle/deckgl-docs">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://helm.sh/">What is helm, and how do I use it?</a></p> <ul> <li><p>GCP Podcast Episode 50: Helm with Michelle Noorali and Matthew Butcher <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-50-helm-with-michelle-noorali-and-matthew-butcher/">podcast</a></p> <ul> <li>Kubernetes Podcast <a href="https://kubernetespodcast.com">podcast</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/kubernetespod">twitter</a></li> <li>Kuberenetes <a href="https://twitter.com/kubernetesio">twitter</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Angela will be at the <a href="https://developer.chrome.com/devsummit/">Chrome Dev Summit</a>.</p> <p>Mark Man will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/tokyo/">Tokyo Next</a>.</p> <p>Mark Mirch will be customer filming for <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqJvwGd0PTzSx1j0cePX0INl">Stack Chat</a> in NYC.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Striking a Match&rdquo; by Nebulousflynn of <a href="https://freesound.org/">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Bad Beep&rdquo; by RICHERIandTV of <a href="https://freesound.org/">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Correct&rdquo; by Tristan_Lohengrin of <a href="https://freesound.org/">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Spaceship Atmosphere 02&rdquo; by RICHERIandTV of <a href="https://freesound.org/">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;At the jazz concert Crowd laugh.wav&rdquo; by Ftom_woysky of <a href="https://freesound.org/">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/59kjLdCM7x4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 12, 2019
Firebase with Jen Person
00:36:14
<p>Google Developer Advocate <a href="https://twitter.com/ThatJenPerson">Jen Person</a> talks with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> today about developments in Firebase. Firebase is a suite of products that helps developers build apps. According to Jen, it&rsquo;s equivalent to the client-side of Google Cloud. Firebase works across platforms, including Android, web, iOS and offers many growth features, setting it apart from other Google products. It helps site and app owners interact with and reach customers with services like notifications, remote configurations to optimize the app, testing, and more.</p> <p>Cloud Firestore has come out of beta, and it is available both through Firebase and Google Cloud Platform, making it easy for developers to move from one to the other if their needs change.</p> <p>Recently, the Firebase team has been working to refine their products based on user feedback. Firebase Authentication has been upgraded with the additions of phone authentication, email link authentication, and multiple email actions. They&rsquo;ve also added a generic authentication option so developers can use any provider they choose.</p> <p>ML Kit makes machine learning much easier for client apps or on the server. With on-device ML features, users can continue using the app without internet service. Things like face recognition can still be done quickly without a wifi connection. ML Kit is adding new features all the time, including smart reply and translation, image labeling , facial feature detection, etc.</p> <p>Cloud Functions for Firebase is also out of beta. It includes new features like a crash-litics trigger that can notify you if your site or app crashes and scheduled functions. An emulator is new as well, so you can test without touching your live code.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="jen-person">Jen Person</h5> <p>Jen is a Developer Advocate at Google. She worked with Firebase for 2.5 years prior to recently joining Google Cloud. She loves building iOS apps with Swift and planning the ideal data structures for various apps using Cloud Firestore. Jen is currently co-starring with JavaScript in a buddy cop comedy where the two don&rsquo;t see eye to eye but are forced to work together, eventually forming a strong loving bond through a series of hilarious misadventures.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Uploading images directly to Cloud Storage using Signed URL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/storage-data-transfer/uploading-images-directly-to-cloud-storage-by-using-signed-url">blog</a></li> <li>Build your own event-sourced system using Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/build-your-own-event-sourced-system-using-cloud-spanner">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Shell on the Cloud Console app <a href="https://cloud.google.com/console-app/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud networking in depth: Cloud Load Balancing deconstructed <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/google-cloud-networking-in-depth-cloud-load-balancing-deconstructed">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/firestore">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>Firebase Authentication <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/auth">site</a></li> <li>ML Kit <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/ml-kit">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Lite <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/lite">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions for Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/functions">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions Samples <a href="https://github.com/firebase/functions-samples">site</a></li> <li>I/O 2019 Talk: Zero to App <a href="https://youtu.be/gvbq12bGqHI">video</a></li> <li>Guide - Cloud Firestore collection group queries <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/firestore/query-data/queries#collection-group-query">docs</a></li> <li>Guide - Scheduled Cloud Functions <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/functions/schedule-functions">docs</a></li> <li>YouTube - #AskFirebase Playlist <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLl-K7zZEsYLkkCFs6T9mlqG8v6NCs38pA">videos</a></li> <li>Codelab - Recognize text, facial features, and objects in images with ML Kit for Firebase: iOS <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/mlkit-ios/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Codelab - Train and deploy on-device image classification model with AutoML Vision in ML Kit <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/automl-vision-edge-in-mlkit/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Codelab - Recognize text, facial features, and objects in images with ML Kit for Firebase: Android <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/mlkit-android/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Codelab - Identify objects in images using custom machine learning models with ML Kit for Firebase <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/mlkit-android-custom-model/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Codelab - Detect objects in images with ML Kit for Firebase: Android <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/mlkit-android-odt/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Previous episodes on Firebase: <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 13: Firebase with Sara Robinson and Vikrum Nijjar <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-13-firebase-with-sara-and-vikrum/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 29: The New Firebase with Abe Haskins and Doug Stevenson <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-29-the-new-firebase-with-abe-haskins-and-doug-stevenson/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 78: Firebase at I/O 2017 with James Tamplin and Andrew Lee <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-78-firebase-at-io-2017-with-james-tamplin-and-andrew-lee/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 97: Cloud Firestore with Dan McGrath and Alex Dufetel <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-97-cloud-firestore-with-dan-mc-grath-and-alex-dufetel/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 99: Cloud Functions and Firebase Hosting with David East <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-99-cloud-functions-and-firebase-hosting-with-david-east/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEV5QLPK8YU">How do I save money on my GCP resources?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark Man will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/tokyo/">Tokyo Next</a>! Watch him live code on <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/markmandel">Twitch</a>.</p> <p>Mark Mirch is going on vacation!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/QtDW1KLzRAg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 05, 2019
Stackdriver with Rory Petty
00:40:20
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> is back this week, joining <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> for an in-depth look at <a href="https://twitter.com/stackdriver">Stackdriver</a> with fellow Googler, Rory Petty. To start, Product Manager Rory explains that Stackdriver is a full observability solution for Google Cloud (as well as other clouds). We touch on how monitoring, logging, and APM tools allow developers and operators to fully understand how a website is performing. In addition to Monitoring and Logging, the suite of Stackdriver tools also includes Debugger, Trace, and Profiler to help users not only monitor their sites, but to solve problems that occur.</p> <p>Stackdriver Monitoring and Logging support Google Cloud services out of the box. Users can use Monitoring to set up alerts, so if something goes awry, they are notified immediately and can address the problem. Alerts can also be custom designed to inform developers of things like number of checkouts on your e-commerce site, the amount of time between checkouts, and more. Stackdriver Monitoring allows blackbox monitoring, too, to make sure your service is healthy. The Monitoring dashboard makes it really easy to get started, with a resources section that has pre-made dashboards for developers to use. Developers don&rsquo;t have to do a lot of configuration out of the box. However, if you need a more customized dashboard, that is also possible in Stackdriver Monitoring.</p> <p>At Cloud Next earlier this year, Stackdriver announced Service Monitoring in alpha, which shows users a map of their microservices architecture. Public beta will hopefully be later this year. Stackdriver Sandbox, another recent project currently in the alpha stage, gives people an easy way to configure a test Stackdriver environment. This way, developers can play with Stackdriver tools without effecting their websites. Stackdriver Profiler, a great tool to understand the performance of your system, went GA at Cloud Next as well.</p> <p>Stackdriver&rsquo;s tools are all meant to work together to help you maintain and perfect development projects on many different cloud services and on-prem.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="rory-petty">Rory Petty</h5> <p>Rory Petty is Product Manager for the Stackdriver Monitoring Platform. In his spare time, he enjoys cooking and is a vinyl record enthusiast. Rory is a midwest transplant living in Brooklyn.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Commute just got easier with Google Pay and Google Assistant <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-pay/easier-commute-google-pay-assistant/">blog</a></li> <li>5 year anniversary of Kubernetes and KubeCon content <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqKxebOTxK6HxItMCpGUKxxs&amp;disable_polymer=true">videos</a> <ul> <li>Kubernetes Podcast <a href="https://kubernetespodcast.com/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Early Preview of AR in Google Maps <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWbY5jdJnHg">video</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver with Kubernetes <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwBBAvPxO9c&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqLuKKx4pcdEAkJY1HevjVVm">video</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Monitoring <a href="https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Logging <a href="https://cloud.google.com/logging/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Debugger <a href="https://cloud.google.com/debugger/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Trace <a href="https://cloud.google.com/trace/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Profiler <a href="https://cloud.google.com/profiler/">site</a></li> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) Book <a href="https://landing.google.com/sre/books/">site</a></li> <li>Istio <a href="https://istio.io">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Service Monitoring <a href="https://cloud.google.com/service-monitoring/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Sandbox <a href="https://stackdriver-sandbox.dev">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Next &lsquo;19 DevOps &amp; SRE Sessions <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqISlOXDGGK-SeUCvsxtB1c0">videos</a></li> <li>Cloud On Air <a href="https://cloudonair.withgoogle.com/events/americas">site</a></li> <li>Stack Doctor Playlist <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqLuKKx4pcdEAkJY1HevjVVm">videos</a></li> <li>Implementing GCP Stackdriver and Adapting SRE Practices to Samsung&rsquo;s AI System <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45UoGDxuwto">video</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/docs/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/apps-script-or-app-maker-a-guide-to-picking-the-right-tool-to-build-your-app">How do I decide between Apps Script and App Maker?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Jon is going to <a href="http://www.gamesforchange.org/">Games for Change</a>.</p> <p>Mark is going to be in NYC right before <a href="http://www.gamesforchange.org/">Games for Change</a>.</p> <h5 id="sound-effect-attribution">Sound Effect Attribution</h5> <ul> <li>&ldquo;Spaceship Fly-by, A&rdquo; by <a href="www.jshaw.co.uk">InspectorJ</a> of <a href="Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Teleport&rdquo; by Sergenious of <a href="Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Moretube.wav&rdquo; by NoiseCollector of <a href="Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> <li>&ldquo;Mystery Peak2.wav&rdquo; by FoolBoyMedia of <a href="Freesound.org">Freesound.org</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/hHU8yzg7qx4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 29, 2019
The Linux Foundation with Chris Aniszczyk
00:32:57
<p>Today on the podcast, we&rsquo;re speaking with <a href="https://twitter.com/cra">Chris Aniszczyk</a> about the Linux Foundation and the important work they do to further the advancement of technology through open source initiatives. <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark</a> are your hosts this week, and they begin by speaking with Chris about what the Linux Foundation is and how it&rsquo;s unique.</p> <p>The Linux Foundation, while seeking to support open source projects, sets itself apart by also providing professional services such as marketing, technical writing, legal help, and running events. It acts as a parent foundation for smaller open source foundations like Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Node.js Foundation, and the Automotive Linux Foundation, which strives to bring open source to the automotive industry.</p> <p>Though typically companies can be leery of working with competitors, The Linux Foundation has been successful bringing companies together to create useful software that benefits everyone. Collaboration can be easier when done through the foundation. Chris also actively reaches out to companies in industries that don&rsquo;t typically engage in open source practices and encourages them to consider working together to make their industry better. Specifically, Chris works with companies within CNCF and the Open Container Initiative.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="chris-aniszczyk">Chris Aniszczyk</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/cra">Chris Aniszczyk</a> is an open source executive and engineer with a passion for building a better world through open collaboration. He&rsquo;s currently a VP at the Linux Foundation where he co-founded the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and currently serves as CTO. Furthermore, he&rsquo;s a partner at Capital Factory where he focuses on mentoring, advising and investing in open source and infrastructure focused startups. Throughout his career he has worked at the intersection of open source, internet scale organizations and the enterprise; at Twitter he created their open source program/strategy and led their open source efforts to change the infrastructure industry. In a previous life, he bootstrapped an open source startup, was a Gentoo maintainer, made many mistakes, lead and hacked on many developer tooling and Linux related projects.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Uber datasets in BigQuery: Driving times around SF (and your city too) <a href="https://towardsdatascience.com/uber-datasets-in-bigquery-driving-times-around-sf-and-your-city-too-9ad95baa6bfe">blog</a></li> <li>Topping the tower: the Obstacle Tower Challenge AI Contest with Unity and Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/topping-tower-obstacle-tower-challenge-ai-contest-unity-and-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Querying the Stars with BigQuery GIS <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/querying-the-stars-with-bigquery-gis">blog</a></li> <li>GKE Sandbox: Bring defense in depth to your pods <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/gke-sandbox-bring-defense-in-depth-to-your-pods">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud launches new Osaka region to support growing customer base in Japan <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/infrastructure/google-cloud-launches-new-osaka-region-to-support-growing-customer-base-in-japan">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Linux Foundation <a href="https://www.linuxfoundation.org">site</a></li> <li>OpenJS Foundation <a href="https://foundation.nodejs.org">site</a></li> <li>CNCF <a href="https://www.cncf.io">site</a></li> <li>Automotive Linux Foundation <a href="https://www.automotivelinux.org">site</a></li> <li>Let&rsquo;s Encrypt <a href="https://letsencrypt.org">site</a></li> <li>How to start a project with the Linux Foundation <a href="https://www.linuxfoundation.org/projects/hosting/#getstarted">site</a></li> <li>Community Bridge <a href="https://communitybridge.org">site</a></li> <li>Academy Software Foundation <a href="https://www.aswf.io">site</a></li> <li>Open Container Initiative <a href="https://www.opencontainers.org">site</a></li> <li>CNCF Cloud Native Definition <a href="https://github.com/cncf/toc/blob/master/DEFINITION.md">site</a></li> <li>CNCF Annual Report <a href="https://www.cncf.io/cncf-annual-report-2018/">site</a></li> <li>GraphQL <a href="https://graphql.org">site</a></li> <li>Linux Foundation Events <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/cloud-run-bringing-serverless-to-containers">How do I connect Cloud SQL to my serverless?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark Mirchandani will be working on more film projects.</p> <p>Mark Mandel will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/tokyo/">Tokyo Next</a> in July and will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america-2019/program/co-located-events/">Open Source in Gaming</a> the day before the <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america-2019/attend/about/">Open Source North America Summit</a> in August.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/z-cpuTXbCSc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 22, 2019
Primer with John Bohannon
00:52:02
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark</a> are together again this week to talk with John Bohannon about AI startup, Primer. His goal is to build systems that continuously read documents and write about what they discover. He discusses his recent work building a self-updating knowledge base and the research his team just published.</p> <p>Perhaps most interesting is the circuitous path he took to get to Primer. Hear about his adventures along the way to becoming a data scientist specializing in natural language processing. How does a microbiologist who developed a pregnancy test for fish get distracted by Python? What does contemporary dance have to do with establishing AI policy? Join us as he weaves a common thread along his career path: encountering interesting problems and discovering creative ways to solve them.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="john-bohannon">John Bohannon</h5> <p>John Bohannon is the Director of Science at Primer, an AI startup in San Francisco. Until 2017 he was an investigative journalist and data scientist writing mainly for Science magazine and Wired. He spent the first half of his career as a foreign correspondent, including as a Fulbright scholar in Berlin. His reporting from Gaza won the Reuters-IUCN Media Award for Excellence in Environmental Reporting from Europe. While embedded with military forces in Afghanistan he engineered the first voluntary release of civilian casualty data by NATO and the United Nations. As a visiting scholar in the Program in Ethics and Health at Harvard University he focused on the involvement of doctors and social scientists in the US government&rsquo;s torture program. He was also the scientific advisor to Isabella Rosselini for “Green Porno” (winner of 4 Webby awards) and “Animals Distract Me” (official selection, 2011 Sundance Film Festival). He is the author of a peer-reviewed study of people’s inability to distinguish pet food from paté, which inspired Stephen Colbert to eat cat food on television. He has a PhD in molecular biology from the University of Oxford.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Braving the Wilderness: The Quest for True Belonging and the Courage to Stand Alone <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Braving-Wilderness-Quest-Belonging-Courage/dp/0812995848">book</a></li> <li>Next &lsquo;19 Recap <a href="https://www.youtube.com/user/googlecloudplatform/playlists?view=50&amp;sort=dd&amp;shelf_id=26">video</a></li> <li>I/O &lsquo;19 Recap <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqJa8q_WL4efzUqNkNuacImb">video</a></li> <li>All I/O Sessions <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsILVTiOlMJdo7RQS55jYhsMi">videos</a></li> <li>Michelle&rsquo;s Favorites: <ul> <li>Session: Taylor Wilson interviewing Michio Kaku on the future of humanity <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsnc0vkwWRk&amp;list=PLOU2XLYxmsILVTiOlMJdo7RQS55jYhsMi&amp;index=7&amp;t=0s">video</a></li> <li>Sandbox: AI on the Edge by Gabe Weiss, Noah Negrey, Yu-Han Liu, and Luiz Gustavo Martins <ul> <li>TensorFlow Lite <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/lite">site</a></li> <li>OSS <a href="https://github.com/GabeWeiss/google-sorting-demo">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Codelab: AI on a microcontroller with TFLite and SparkFun Edge <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/sparkfun-tensorflow/index.html">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Primer <a href="https://primer.ai">site</a></li> <li>Primer Blog <a href="https://primer.ai/blog">blog</a></li> <li>Headline Generation: Learning from Decomposable Document Titles <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1904.08455">paper</a></li> <li>BERT <a href="https://github.com/google-research/bert">site</a></li> <li>Ngram Viewer <a href="https://books.google.com/ngrams">site</a></li> <li>Google Books <a href="https://www.google.com/googlebooks/about/">site</a></li> <li>Dance Your PhD 2018 WINNER - Superconductivity: The Musical! <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wZvUNIHxWic">video</a></li> <li>Kinetech Arts <a href="http://kinetecharts.org">site</a></li> <li>John Bohannon&rsquo;s Website <a href="http://www.johnbohannon.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/no-deep-learning-experience-needed-build-a-text-classification-model-with-google-cloud-automl-natural-language">How can we be like John?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Michelle will be at <a href="https://sched.co/MPgr">Kubecon Europe</a> and CERN. Mark Mirchandani will be hanging around the bay area. Mark Mandel is in Tokyo. Gabi is in France. John is in NYC. Brian will be in Boulder, Colorado.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/pFCWk2Mc5kk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 15, 2019
Human-Centered AI with Di Dang
00:38:04
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> take over the show this week to discuss AI and the PAIR Guidebook to Human-Centered AI. <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> pops in on the interview, and <a href="https://twitter.com/dqpdang">Di Dang</a>, Design Advocate at Google, talks about her role in designing and building the guidebook with the intent of helping others create quality AI projects.</p> <p>Di describes human-centered AI as a practice of not only being conscious of the project being built, but also considering how this AI project will impact us as humans at the end of the day. We influence machine learning so much, both intentionally and unintentionally, and it&rsquo;s our job to look at the project and results as a whole.</p> <p>In the guidebook, topics like data bias in machine learning, what design patterns work, how to establish trust with the user, and more are addressed. Di explains that the guidebook is a work in progress that will develop with input from users and advances in technology.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="di-dang">Di Dang</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/dqpdang">Di Dang</a> recently joined Google’s Design Relations team as a Design Advocate supporting emerging technologies such as augmented reality and machine learning. Previously, she worked as a Senior UX Designer and led the Emerging Tech group at Seattle-based digital agency POP, advising clients on how VR/AR, web/mobile, conversational UI, and machine learning could benefit their end users. With a degree in Philosophy and Religion, she considers herself an optimistic realist who is passionate about ethical design. You can find Di onstage doing improv or on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/dqpdang">@dqpdang</a>.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Bringing the best of open source to Google Cloud customers <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/open-source/bringing-the-best-of-open-source-to-google-cloud-customers">blog</a></li> <li>James Ward&rsquo;s Cloud Run button <a href="https://github.com/jamesward/cloud-run-button">site</a></li> <li>Michelle&rsquo;s favorite codelabs from I/O <ul> <li>TPU-speed data pipelines <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/keras-flowers-data/#0">site</a></li> <li>Your first Keras model <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/keras-flowers-transfer-learning/#0">site</a></li> <li>Convolutional neural networks <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/keras-flowers-convnets/#0">site</a></li> <li>Modern convnets, squeezenet, with Keras with TPUs <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/keras-flowers-squeezenet/#0">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>People + AI Guidebook <a href="https://pair.withgoogle.com">site</a></li> <li>PAIR <a href="https://ai.google/research/teams/brain/pair">site</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 114: Machine Learning Bias and Fairness with Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-114-machine-learning-bias-and-fairness-with-timnit-gebru-and-margaret-mitchell/">podcast</a></li> <li>Machine Learning Crash Course <a href="https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/crash-course/">site</a></li> <li>Google Clips <a href="https://store.google.com/us/product/google_clips?hl=en-US">site</a></li> <li>Google Brain Team <a href="https://ai.google/research/teams/brain/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <ul> <li><a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/codelabs/">How do I get started with practical AI?</a></li> <li><a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/chatbots-dialogflow-appointment-scheduler/index.html">Build an Appointment Scheduler Chatbot with Dialogflow</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Michelle will be at <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">Google I/O</a> and <a href="https://kccnceu19.sched.com/event/MPgr">Kubecon Europe</a>.</p> <ul> <li>No I/O event in your area? You can <a href="https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vReWDtj-yASOho5q7XC6lYY8af9wRa13-81mPaoSRodiRoCw4MKJnQExQ8GxyNyCQiPZpBprznPG4ex/pub?slide=id.g62811f3b0_18">host one!</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/6a3Te6_sdw0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 08, 2019
MongoDB with Andrew Davidson
00:32:00
<p>On the podcast today we have a fascinating interview from our time at Cloud Next &lsquo;19! <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon</a> went in-depth with Andrew Davidson about MongoDB to find out what they do and how they do it.</p> <p>MongoDB is a document database that stores JSON natively, making it super easy for developers to work with data in a way that’s similar to how they think about building applications. The database is scalable, highly available by default with built-in replication, has an intuitive query language, and can be run anywhere.</p> <p>MongoDB Atlas is a global database service that runs on Google Cloud; it automates deployment and provisioning, and ongoing operations such as maintenance, upgrades, and scaling with no downtime. Atlas is a declarative model to manage your databases easily, is easy to migrate to, and offers advanced features such as global clusters for low latency read and write access anywhere in the world.</p> <p>In the future, Andrew sees a world where we think in terms of JSON-style documents instead of just tables. MongoDB can help make that happen.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="andrew-davidson">Andrew Davidson</h5> <p>Andrew Davidson, a Silicon Valley native who lives in NYC, is the Director of Cloud Products at MongoDB with a focus on MongoDB Atlas, MongoDB&rsquo;s global database as a service. He previously worked on scaling global mapping operations at Google, has a background in physics, and has lived extensively in South Asia.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Level up on Android with Indie Games Accelerator <a href="https://www.blog.google/technology/developers/indie-games-accelerator-2019/">blog</a></li> <li>Berglas <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/berglas">site</a></li> <li>American Cancer Society uses Google Cloud machine learning to power cancer research <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/american-cancer-society-uses-google-cloud-machine-learning-to-power-cancer-research">blog</a></li> <li>Efficiently scale ML and other compute workloads on NVIDIA’s T4 GPU, now generally available <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/efficiently-scale-ml-and-other-compute-workloads-on-nvidias-t4-gpu-now-generally-available">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 168: NVIDIA T4 with Ian Buck and Kari Briski <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-168-nvidia-t4-with-ian-buck-and-kari-briski/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>After school, this teen tracks climate change with NASA <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/earth/liza-goldberg-earth-engine-nasa/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>MongoDB <a href="https://www.mongodb.com">site</a></li> <li>MongoDB Atlas <a href="https://www.mongodb.com/cloud/atlas">site</a></li> <li>JSON <a href="https://www.json.org">site</a></li> <li>Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vpc/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>MongoDB Charts <a href="https://www.mongodb.com/products/charts">site</a></li> <li>MondgoDB Stitch <a href="https://www.mongodb.com/cloud/stitch">site</a></li> <li>MongoDB University <a href="https://university.mongodb.com">site</a></li> <li>MongoDB.local <a href="https://www.mongodb.com/local">site</a></li> <li>MongoDB World <a href="https://www.mongodb.com/world">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How can I access Google Cloud Shell from any terminal?</p> <ul> <li>Introducing the ability to connect to Cloud Shell from any terminal <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-the-ability-to-connect-to-cloud-shell-from-any-terminal">blog</a></li> <li>gcloud alpha cloud-shell ssh <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/alpha/cloud-shell/ssh">site</a></li> <li>gcloud alpha cloud-shell scp <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/alpha/cloud-shell/scp">site</a></li> <li>gcloud alpha cloud-shell get-mount-command <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/alpha/cloud-shell/get-mount-command">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Jon and Mark will be at <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">IO</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/6Isda91cj_4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 01, 2019
Professional Services with Ann Wallace and Michael Wallman
00:33:02
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/annnwallace">Ann Wallace</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/berkeleyboo">Michael Wallman</a> are here today to teach <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> about Professional Services Organization (PSO) at Google Cloud. PSO is the “post sales” department, helping clients come up with solutions for security, data migration, AI, ML, and more. Listen in to this episode to learn more about the specifics of the PSO!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="ann-wallace">Ann Wallace</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/annnwallace">Ann Wallace</a> is the Global Security Practice Lead for Google PSO. She has spent the last 6 months building out the security practice. Ann is passionate about inclusion in tech. She is the West regional lead for Google Cloud EDII and a volunteer with Women Who Code Portland. Before Google Ann spent 14 years at Nike in various engineering and architecture roles. CloudNOW named her one of the top 10 Women in Cloud in 2015. When not working, Ann can be found ultra-trail running around the world.</p> <h5 id="michael-wallman">Michael Wallman</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/@berkeleyboo">Michael Wallman</a> is a TPM, working on Cloud Migration for internal Alphabet companies and acquisitions. He also serves as the America’s infrastructure practice lead. He is in his 3rd year at Google. Prior to Google, Michael is Cloud “OG”, and spent almost 5 years growing the AWS Professional Services organization from 5 to 700+. Before sticking his head in the clouds, Michael helped found 2 start-ups: Aspera and SensysNetworks. Outside of work Michael spends his time chasing his 2 toddlers and mountain lions around the Berkeley Hills.</p> <p>Ann and Michael actually met 5 years ago, working on Nike’s first cloud migration project. This encompassed reverse engineering a custom Perl configuration management system. (Who doesn’t love Perl?) It’s a small cloud world.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Amy built an app that uses Cloud Vision to identify key features of images texted to it <a href="https://twitter.com/amygdala/status/1117894825741656064">link</a></li> <li>Want to Change the Game? Design your own with Google Play <a href="https://blog.google/products/google-play/change-the-game-google-play/">blog</a> <ul> <li>Change the Game <a href="g.co/ctgdesignchallenge">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>The team based game of life app we demoed during the keynote is still up <a href="https://www.gameoflife.dev/">site</a></li> <li>How we search for bow wows and meows <a href="https://blog.google/products/search/google-trends-cat-and-dog-searches/">blog</a> <ul> <li>Why do cats and dogs&hellip;? <a href="https://whydocatsanddogs.com">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>G Suite <a href="https://gsuite.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Chrome <a href="https://www.google.com/chrome/b/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Anthos (the new Cloud Services Platform) <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>GCS <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>GCS Dual-Region Buckets <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/locations">site</a></li> <li>Grafeas <a href="https://github.com/grafeas/grafeas">site</a></li> <li>CRDS <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/extend-kubernetes/api-extension/custom-resources/">site</a></li> <li>Exploring container security: Digging into Grafeas container image metadata <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/exploring-container-security-digging-into-grafeas-container-image-metadata">blog</a></li> <li>CRE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/cre">site</a></li> <li>SRE <a href="https://landing.google.com/sre/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Consulting Services <a href="https://cloud.google.com/consulting/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/cloud-builders-community/tree/master/cache">How do I cache files between builds in Cloud Build?</a></p> <ul> <li>Cloud Builders Community <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/cloud-builders-community">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">IO</a>, Open Source in Gaming Day which is co-located with <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-summit-north-america-2019/program/co-located-events/">Open Source North America Summit</a>, and <a href="https://linuxfoundation.smapply.io/prog/os_gaming_day/">CFP</a>.</p> <p>Aja will be online! She has <a href="http://thagomizer.com">blog posts</a> coming on assessing coding during interviews, using Ruby + GCP for weird stuff, and many other things.</p> <p>Our guests will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe-2019/">Kubecon EU</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/VRWUSkI8hbw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 24, 2019
Cloud Run with Steren Giannini and Ryan Gregg
00:32:32
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> is our Mark this week, joining new host <a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> in a recap of their favorite things at Next! The main story this episode is Cloud Run, and <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> and Mark met up with Steren Giannini and Ryan Gregg at Cloud Next to learn more about it.</p> <p>Announced at Next, Cloud Run brings serverless to containers! It offers great options and security, and the client only pays for what they use. With containers, developers can use any language, any library, any software, anything!</p> <p>Two versions of Cloud Run were released last week. Cloud Run is the fully managed, hosted service for running serverless containers. The second version, Cloud Run GKE, provides a lot of the same benefits, but runs the compute inside your Kubernetes container. It&rsquo;s easy to move between the two if your needs change as well.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="steren-giannini">Steren Giannini</h5> <p>Steren is a Product Manager in the Google Cloud Platform serverless team. He graduated from École Centrale Lyon, France and then was CTO of a startup that created mobile and multi-device solutions. After joining Google, Steren managed Stackdriver Error Reporting, Node.js on App Engine, and Cloud Run.</p> <h5 id="ryan-gregg">Ryan Gregg</h5> <p>Ryan is a product manager at Google, working on Knative and Cloud Run. He has over 15 years experience working with developers on building and extending platforms and is passionate about great documentation and reducing developer toil. After more than a decade of working on enterprise software platforms and cloud solutions at Microsoft, he joined Google to work on Knative and building great new experiences for serverless and Kubernetes.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>News to build on: 122+ announcements from Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/100-plus-announcements-from-google-cloud-next19">blog</a></li> <li>Mark&rsquo;s Favorite Announcement: <ul> <li>Network service tiers <a href="https://cloud.google.com/network-tiers/">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Michelle&rsquo;s Favorite Announcements: <ul> <li>Cloud Code <a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-code/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL for Postgres now supports v11 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/postgres/release-notes">release notes</a></li> <li>Cloud Data Fusion for visual code-free ETL pipelines <a href="https://cloud.google.com/data-fusion/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AI Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ai-platform/">site</a></li> <li>AutoML Natural Language <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/automl/docs/">site</a></li> <li>Google Voice for G Suite <a href="https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2019/04/google-voice-for-business-cloud-telephony.html">blog</a></li> <li>Hangouts Chat in Gmail <a href="https://gsuite.google.com/products/chat/">site</a></li> <li>Kubeflow v0.5.0 release <a href="https://github.com/kubeflow/kubeflow/releases/tag/v0.5.0">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Run <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run">site</a></li> <li>Knative <a href="https://cloud.google.com/knative/">site</a></li> <li>Knative Docs <a href="https://github.com/knative/docs">site</a></li> <li>Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/firestore/">site</a></li> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Run on GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/docs/gke/setup">site</a></li> <li>Understanding cluster resource usage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/how-to/cluster-usage-metering">site</a></li> <li>Docker <a href="https://www.docker.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Build <a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/">site</a></li> <li>Gitlab <a href="https://about.gitlab.com">site</a></li> <li>Buildpacks <a href="https://buildpacks.io">site</a></li> <li>Jib (Java Image Builder) <a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/jib">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud VPC <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vpc/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19 All Sessions <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqIXvUGVrFuZibCUdKVzEoUw">videos</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I want to try out Cloud Run, how do I get started?</p> <ul> <li>Get started with the beta version by logging in <a href="https://console.cloud.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Quicklinks <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/docs/quickstarts">site</a></li> <li>Codelab <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/codelabs/cloud-run-hello/index.html">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi is at <a href="https://www.pytexas.org/2019/">PyTexas</a></p> <p>Jon and Mark Mandel are at <a href="http://ecgconf.com">East Coast Game Conference</a></p> <p>Michelle &amp; Mark Mirchandani will be at <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">Google IO</a> in May</p> <p>Michelle will be at <a href="https://sched.co/MPgr">Kubecon Barcelona</a> in May</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/36AQ3tX5r68" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 17, 2019
Next 2019 Day 3
00:20:43
<p>Welcome to day three of Next! More awesome interviews await in this episode, as hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja Hammerly</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> and their guests explore more of Next.</p> <p>To start, Dan of Viacom joins Mark and Jon to talk about his job in the TV business and why he loves Istio.</p> <p>Host-turned-guest Aja and Lauren of the Developer Relations team sat in the booth to talk with the Marks about the developer keynote at Next. Aja and Lauren elaborate on how they work to promote Next and put together content inclusive of all aspects of Google Cloud.</p> <p>Mark and Mark hear how Yuri from Scotiabank is using Kubernetes to help advance Scotiabank&rsquo;s latest projects. Anthony from Google joins the conversation, too.</p> <p>And lastly, we tease you with a short interview with Andrew of MongoDB to speak more on the partnership between MongoDB Atlas and Google Cloud. Andrew will be joining us for a full interview on the podcast later this year!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="interviews">Interviews</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Next <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">site</a></li> <li>Next On Air <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/next-onair">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 3 Run Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHgK-Q9abyc">video</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 3 Build Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvmq9S3a3AY">video</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 3 Collaborate Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILNonseR6GE&amp;t=8s">video</a></li> <li>Day 3 at Next ‘19: A look back at an amazing week <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/next19-recap-day3">blog</a></li> <li>Playlist: All Sessions - Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqIXvUGVrFuZibCUdKVzEoUw">videos</a></li> <li>Viacom <a href="https://www.viacom.com">site</a></li> <li>How Viacom modernized its Intelligent Content Discovery Platform with Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/how-viacom-modernized-its-intelligent-content-discovery-platform-with-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> <li>Istio <a href="https://cloud.google.com/istio/">site</a></li> <li>Developer Keynote: Get to the Fun Part (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W16iHlo2TuE">video</a></li> <li>Jenkins <a href="https://jenkins.io">site</a></li> <li>Slack <a href="https://slack.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Run <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/">site</a></li> <li>Announcing Cloud Run, the newest member of our serverless compute stack <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/announcing-cloud-run-the-newest-member-of-our-serverless-compute-stack">blog</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 167: World Pi Day with Emma Haruka Iwao <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-167-world-pi-day-with-emma-haruka-iwao/">podcast</a></li> <li>Dev Zone Walkthrough (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oriRm5n8uY">video</a></li> <li>Dev Zone Experiment Pizza Authenticator (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzXQjDnTnnY">video</a></li> <li>Scotiabank <a href="http://scotiabank.com">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 2 Product Innovation Keynote (Justin Arbuckle at 25:23) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZ1Lqxfs1yw">video</a></li> <li>Securing Kubernetes Secrets (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DNKcRUyz4Hw">video</a></li> <li>MongoDB <a href="https://www.mongodb.com">site</a></li> <li>MongoDB Atlas <a href="https://www.mongodb.com/cloud/atlas">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>The GCP Podcast will be back to its regular schedule next week!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/kRpRVmcDNBU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 12, 2019
Next 2019 Day 2
00:19:08
<p>The podcast celebrates day two of Next as our hosts speak with some more conference attendees. Andre came by to talk with <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon</a> about his work with Stackdriver IRM and their mission for fewer, shorter, and smaller outages.</p> <p>We had three hosts in the booth with guest, Anne, who works for the GCP Trust and Security Product Team. <a href="https://twitter.com/briandorsey">Brian</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a>, and Aja find out exactly what Anne does at GCP and how she&rsquo;s enjoying Next!</p> <p>Brian and Mark also met up with Mario who came all the way from Munich, Germany. Mario runs the Cloud Community in his hometown, and he shared his thoughts on Anthos and what he&rsquo;s excited about at Next.</p> <p>Last but not least, Valentin stopped by to talk with Mark and Jon about Go and the presentation he&rsquo;s giving at Next on site performance.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="interviews">Interviews</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Next <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">site</a></li> <li>Next On Air <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/next-onair">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 2 Run Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hf9PwOR9-hg">video</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 2 Build Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_0R9uK_qog">video</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Incident Response and Management <a href="https://cloud.google.com/incident-response/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Incident Response and Management documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/incident-response/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Data Management: The New Best Practice for Incident Response (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VXqfbp_zE0c">video</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Profiler <a href="https://cloud.google.com/profiler/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Increasing trust in Google Cloud: visibility, control and automation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/increasing-trust-in-google-cloud-visibility-control-and-automation">blog</a></li> <li>GKE Sandbox <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/sandbox/">site</a></li> <li>gVisor <a href="https://github.com/google/gvisor">site</a></li> <li>Hybrid Cloud Sessions - Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqKqrrodcI34M_0Di4B5GFIP">videos</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 1 Secure Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXjH7bpay94">video</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 2 Secure Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5dBYfHaSvQ">video</a></li> <li>Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> <li>Meet Anthos! (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zlm3scEGjXw&amp;t=10s">video</a></li> <li>Introducing Anthos: An entirely new platform for managing applications in today&rsquo;s multi-cloud world <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/hybrid-cloud/new-platform-for-managing-applications-in-todays-multi-cloud-world">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>Making Google Cloud the best place to run your Microsoft Windows applications <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/making-google-cloud-the-best-place-to-run-your-microsoft-windows-applications">blog</a></li> <li>How to Migrate Windows Workloads to Google Cloud (Cloud Next &lsquo;19) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PIHqvja2Pf0">video</a></li> <li>Qwiklabs <a href="http://qwiklabs.com">site</a></li> <li>Dev.to <a href="https://dev.to">site</a></li> <li>Go <a href="https://golang.org">site</a></li> <li>Go Tools <a href="https://golang.org/doc/install">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Run <a href="https://cloud.google.com/run/">site</a></li> <li>Announcing Cloud Run, the newest member of our serverless compute stack <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/announcing-cloud-run-the-newest-member-of-our-serverless-compute-stack">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We&rsquo;re at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Next</a> this week! Stop by and say hi!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/mrDE1GCEKHI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 11, 2019
Next 2019 Day 1
00:31:13
<p>We&rsquo;re at Cloud Next this week with special guests, special hosts, and more! On day one, <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> and new host <a href="https://twitter.com/markmirch">Mark Mirchandani</a> were able to speak with Jonathan Cham, Customer Engineer at Google Cloud, about his experiences with Google Next. Ori of the Cloud SQL team shared exciting news about Cloud SQL Server.</p> <p>Later, <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja</a> was joined by co-host <a href="https://twitter.com/briandorsey">Brian Dorsey</a> who elaborated on his Next talk, as well as his favorite things at Next. They were able to get a quick interview with Matt and Nate about Skuid and what they&rsquo;re looking forward to at Cloud Next. Jose and Bryan of Onix stopped by as well to talk about their company and their experiences in comedy!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="interviews">Interviews</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud Next <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">site</a></li> <li>Next On Air <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/next-onair">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19: Day 1 Run Channel <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emvC1TmpJ4c">video</a></li> <li>Cloud Next Opening Keynote <a href="https://youtu.be/XGrlWVWlpgE">video</a></li> <li>Anthos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/anthos/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>SQL Server on Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql-server/">site</a></li> <li>Skuid <a href="https://www.skuid.com">site</a></li> <li>Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/postgres/">site</a></li> <li>Google Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>Onix <a href="https://www.onixnet.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Search <a href="https://cloud.google.com/products/search/">site</a></li> <li>OnSpend <a href="https://www.onixnet.com/onspend-cloud-billing">site</a></li> <li>GSuite <a href="https://gsuite.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Onix Outreach <a href="https://www.onixnet.com/about/onix-outreach">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We&rsquo;re at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Next</a> this week! Stop by and say hi!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/YXko8AHwpmc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 10, 2019
StackRox with Connor Gilbert
00:27:41
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> is back with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> this week in an interview with <a href="https://twitter.com/connorgilbert">Connor Gilbert</a> of <a href="https://twitter.com/stackrox">StackRox</a>, a Kubernetes security company. StackRox uses Kubernetes and containers to maximize security for customers across the container lifecycle. Connor explains how they monitor your containers through building, deploying, and finally the running of the application, and keep your project secure through all stages. StackRox identifies risks and weak areas, then responds in real time.</p> <p>Connor&rsquo;s advice for our listeners is to understand what&rsquo;s going on with your containers and your application. Look at the data, the specs, and your options and then, if-needed, adjust the defaults to optimize the security of your app.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="connor-gilbert">Connor Gilbert</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/connorgilbert">Connor Gilbert</a> is a product manager at StackRox, a Kubernetes security company, where he contributes to product vision and advocates for customer needs. Connor previously worked in architecture and engineering roles at StackRox. Before that, as Security Research Scientist at Qadium, he built tools to uncover network perimeter exposures and conducted DARPA Internet security research. He first discovered Kubernetes in 2015 and has been using it on GCP ever since.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Simplify reporting with the Sheets data connector for BigQuery, and voila: automated content updates for G Suite <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/simplify-reporting-with-the-sheets-data-connector-for-bigquery-and-voila-automated-content-updates-for-g-suite">blog</a></li> <li>6 standout serverless sessions at Google Cloud Next ‘19 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/6-standout-serverless-sessions-at-google-cloud-next19">blog</a></li> <li>9 mustn’t-miss machine learning sessions at Next ‘19 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/9-mustnt-miss-machine-learning-sessions-at-next19">blog</a></li> <li>Don’t miss these must-see G Suite sessions at Google Cloud Next &lsquo;19 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/google-cloud-next19-dont-miss-these-must-see-sessions-for-g-suite">blog</a></li> <li>Next On Air <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf/next-onair">live show</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>StackRox <a href="https://www.stackrox.com">site</a></li> <li>StackRox Overview <a href="http://security.stackrox.com/rs/219-UEH-533/images/StackRox_Overview_SecuringApplications.pdf?utm_source=StackRox&amp;utm_medium=Website">site</a></li> <li>StackRox Data Sheet <a href="http://security.stackrox.com/rs/219-UEH-533/images/StackRox_DataSheet_Platform.pdf?utm_source=StackRox&amp;utm_medium=Website">data sheet</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Google Container Registry <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Security Command Center <a href="https://cloud.google.com/security-command-center/">site</a></li> <li>Go <a href="https://golang.org">site</a></li> <li>Istio <a href="https://istio.io">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Documentation <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/home/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Blog <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/">blog</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Blog: A Guide to Kubernetes Admission Controllers <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/2019/03/21/a-guide-to-kubernetes-admission-controllers/">blog</a></li> <li>CNCF <a href="https://www.cncf.io">site</a></li> <li>CNCF Webinar: Operationalizing Kubernetes Security Best Practices <a href="https://www.cncf.io/community/webinars/operationalizing-kubernetes-security-best-practices/">video</a></li> <li>BSidesSF 2019 Talk: &ldquo;Containers: Your Ally in Improving Security&rdquo; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R9-FGj-nwKU">video</a></li> <li>Nine Kubernetes Security Best Practices Everyone Should Follow <a href="https://security.stackrox.com/9-kubernetes-settings-that-maximize-security.html?Source=Website&amp;LSource=Website">site</a></li> <li>Top 5 Kubernetes RBAC Mistakes to Avoid <a href="https://security.stackrox.com/rs/219-UEH-533/images/StackRox_WhitePaper_Top-5-Kube-RBAC.pdf?utm_source=StackRox&amp;utm_medium=Website">white paper</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I migrate my traditional data warehouse platform to BigQuery?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/migrating-your-traditional-data-warehouse-platform-to-bigquery-announcing-the-data-warehouse-migration-offer">Migrating your traditional data warehouse platform to BigQuery: announcing the data warehouse migration offer</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/data-warehouse-migration-offer/">Warehouse Migration</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a>, and <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">IO</a>.</p> <p>Gabi will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a> and <a href="https://www.pytexas.org/2019/">PyTexas</a></p> <p>StackRox will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">KubeCon</a>, <a href="https://www.fsisac-summit.com/AS19-Overview">FS-ISAC</a>, <a href="https://www.docker.com/dockercon/">DockerCon</a>, <a href="https://www.redhat.com/en/summit/2019">Red Hat Summit</a>, and <a href="https://www.blackhat.com/us-19/">Black Hat</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/GHUP_xtw18M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 03, 2019
NVIDIA T4 with Ian Buck and Kari Briski
00:35:59
<p>Today on the podcast, we speak with <a href="https://twitter.com/ia_buck">Ian Buck</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/karibriski">Kari Briski</a> of NVIDIA about new updates and achievements in deep learning. Ian begins by telling hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> about his first project at NVIDIA, CUDA, and how it has helped expand and pave the way for future projects in super computing, AI, and gaming. CUDA is used extensively in computer vision, speech and audio applications, and machine comprehension, Kari elaborates.</p> <p>NVIDIA recently announced their new Tensor Cores, which maximize their GPUs and make it easier for users to achieve peak performance. Working with the Tensor Cores, TensorFlow AMP is an acceleration into the TensorFlow Framework. It automatically makes the right choices for neural networks and maximizes performance, while still maintaining accuracy, with only a two line change in Tensor Flow script.</p> <p>Just last year, NVIDIA announced their T4 GPU with Google Cloud Platform. This product is designed for inferences, the other side of AI. Because AI is becoming so advanced, complicated, and fast, the GPUs on the inference side have to be able to handle the workload and produce inferences just as quickly. T4 and Google Cloud accomplish this together. Along with T4, NVIDIA has introduced TensorRT, a software framework for AI inference that&rsquo;s integrated into TensorFlow.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="ian-buck">Ian Buck</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/ia_buck">Ian Buck</a> is general manager and vice president of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. He is responsible for the company’s worldwide datacenter business, including server GPUs and the enabling NVIDIA computing software for AI and HPC used by millions of developers, researchers and scientists. Buck joined NVIDIA in 2004 after completing his PhD in computer science from Stanford University, where he was development lead for Brook, the forerunner to generalized computing on GPUs. He is also the creator of CUDA, which has become the world’s leading platform for accelerated parallel computing. Buck has testified before the U.S. Congress on artificial intelligence and has advised the White House on the topic. Buck also received a BSE degree in computer science from Princeton University.</p> <h5 id="kari-briski">Kari Briski</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/karibriski">Kari Briski</a> is a Senior Director of Accelerated Computing Software Product Management at NVIDIA. Her talents and interests include Deep Learning, Accelerated Computing, Design Thinking, and supporting women in technology. Kari is also a huge Steelers fan.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Kubernetes 1.14: Production-level support for Windows Nodes, Kubectl Updates, Persistent Local Volumes GA <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/2019/03/25/kubernetes-1-14-release-announcement/">blog</a></li> <li>Stadia <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/stadia/stadia-a-new-way-to-play/">blog</a></li> <li>How Google Cloud helped Multiplay power a record-breaking Apex Legends launch <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/how-google-cloud-helped-multiplay-power-a-record-breaking-apex-legends-launch">blog</a></li> <li>Massive Entertainment hosts Tom Clancy’s The Division 2 on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/massive-entertainment-hosts-tom-clancys-the-division-2-on-google-cloud-platform">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>NVIDIA <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA Catalog <a href="https://ngc.nvidia.com/catalog/landing">site</a></li> <li>CUDA <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-toolkit">site</a></li> <li>Tensor Cores <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/tensor-cores">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">sote</a></li> <li>Automatic Mixed Precision for Deep Learning <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/automatic-mixed-precision">site</a></li> <li>Automatic Mixed Precision for NVIDIA Tensor Core Architecture in TensorFlow <a href="https://devblogs.nvidia.com/nvidia-automatic-mixed-precision-tensorflow/">blog</a></li> <li>TensorFlow 2.0 on NVIDIA GPU <a href="https://youtu.be/26t8MfP8Fo0">video</a></li> <li>NVIDIA Volta <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/volta-gpu-architecture/">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA T4 <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/tesla-t4/">site</a></li> <li>WaveNet <a href="https://deepmind.com/blog/wavenet-generative-model-raw-audio/">blog</a></li> <li>BERT <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1810.04805.pdf">blog</a></li> <li>Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>T4 on GCP <a href="https://cloud.google.com/nvidia/">site</a></li> <li>Webinar On Demand: Accelerate Your AI Models with Automatic Mixed-Precision Training in PyTorch <a href="https://info.nvidia.com/webinar-mixed-precision-with-pytorch-reg-page.html">site</a></li> <li>PyTorch <a href="https://pytorch.org">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA TensorRT <a href="https://www.developer.nvidia.com/tensorrt">site</a></li> <li>TensorRT 5.1 <a href="https://news.developer.nvidia.com/speed-up-new-models-with-tensorrt-updates/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Rapids <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/rapids">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA GTC <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Institute <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/education/">site</a></li> <li>KubeFlow Pipeline Docs <a href="https://www.kubeflow.org/docs/pipelines/pipelines-overview/">site</a></li> <li>KubeFlow Pipelines on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/kubeflow/pipelines">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA RTX <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/rtx">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>Where can we learn more about Stadia?</p> <ul> <li><a href="stadia.dev">general info</a></li> <li><a href="https://stadia.dev/apply">developer access</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a>, and <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">IO</a>.</p> <p>Jon may be going to <a href="https://connect.unity.com/events/UniteShanghai2019">Unite Shanghai</a> and will definitely be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a>, and <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">IO</a>.</p> <p>NVIDIA will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a> and <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2019/">KubeCon</a>, as well as <a href="https://icml.cc">International Conference on Machine Learning</a>, <a href="https://iclr.cc">The International Conference on Learning Representations</a>, and <a href="http://cvpr2019.thecvf.com">CVPR</a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/MQ6TOsKS8ZU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 27, 2019
World Pi Day with Emma Haruka Iwao
00:26:54
<p>World Pi Day is behind us, but our guest today, <a href="https://twitter.com/Yuryu">Emma Iwao</a>, joins hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> to teach us all about pi. Pi is the constant of the ratio of a circle&rsquo;s circumference to its diameter. Anytime you see a circle on a computer, pi has been used. It&rsquo;s vital for everything from gaming to calculating rocket trajectories!</p> <p>Emma crushed the world record for calculating digits of pi using Google Cloud over four months! Listen in to hear more about how she did it!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="emma-haruka-iwao">Emma Haruka Iwao</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/Yuryu">Emma</a> is a developer advocate for Google Cloud Platform, focusing on application developers&rsquo; experience and high performance computing. She has been a C++ developer for 15 years and worked on embedded systems and the Chromium Project. Emma is passionate about learning and explaining the most fundamental technologies such as operating systems, distributed systems, and internet protocols. Besides software engineering, she likes games, traveling, and eating delicious food.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>The Next OnAir site is live today and provides many of the details viewers could be looking for ahead of the event <a href="http://g.co/cloudnext/onair">site</a></li> <li>Get Google Cloud Certified at Next &lsquo;19: What you need to know <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/training-certifications/get-google-cloud-certified-at-next-19-what-you-need-to-know">blog</a></li> <li>Game Playing on Google Maps (see more at GDC) <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/maps-platform/announcing-new-styling-and-gameplay-features">blog</a></li> <li>Your mission, gumshoe: Catch Carmen San Diego in Google Earth <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/earth/your-mission-gumshoe-catch-carmen-sandiego-google-earth/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Y-cruncher <a href="http://www.numberworld.org/y-cruncher/">site</a></li> <li>Join the pi-31415926535897 Google Group <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/pi-31415926535897">group</a></li> <li>Fetching pi digits <a href="https://pi.delivery/#apipi_get">site</a></li> <li>Pi digit snapshots <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/locations#location-mr">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/docs/container-analysis-audit-logging">How do I track what is happening to my containers? Who has access to them, changes, etc?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a>, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a>, and <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">IO</a>.</p> <p>Gabi will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="https://www.pytexas.org/2019/">PyTexas 2019</a>, and she will be conducting a <a href="https://cloudonair.withgoogle.com">Cloud on Air Webinar</a> on Migrating to Cloud SQL</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/N6F3DH76OE4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 20, 2019
SAP HANA with Lucia Subatin and Kevin Nelson
00:30:23
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a> is back with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> this week as we talk about SAP HANA, a data and application platform. <a href="https://twitter.com/LuciaBlick">Lucia Subatin</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/knelsoncloud">Kevin Nelson</a> elaborate, explaining that SAP HANA is engineered for running SAP business applications. It is capable of handling large transactions very quickly and with great flexibility. With HANA, you don&rsquo;t move data around, so you can run transaction workloads, as well as analytics, etc. in the same platform.</p> <p>By teaming up with GCP, SAP HANA ensures that their enterprise users will have scalability and storage no matter how their businesses grow. GCP and SAP HANA developers have been working together to continue to make the products better.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="lucia-subatin">Lucia Subatin</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/LuciaBlick">Lucia</a>, Developer Advocate for SAP, is a proud geek. Her mission is to bring developers closer to SAP HANA and optimal enterprise solutions. Her contribution towards the community is based on enabling content and facilitating adoption by exploring and sharing more and better ways to capitalize the power of the platform.</p> <h5 id="kevin-nelson">Kevin Nelson</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/knelsoncloud">Kevin</a> is a Google Cloud Developer Advocate focused on enterprise strategic partners. In his free time, Kevin is an avid sailor, brewer, and history buff who loves stargazing and studying the Age of Exploration.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Take your mobile games business to the next level with Google AdMob and Google Ads at GDC <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/admob/take-your-mobile-games-business-next-level-google-admob-and-google-ads-gdc/">blog</a></li> <li>Gaming developer hub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/docs/games/">site</a></li> <li>Go global with Cloud Bigtable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/go-global-with-cloud-bigtable">blog</a></li> <li>Announcing Knative v0.4 Release <a href="https://medium.com/knative/announcing-knative-v0-4-release-ec3a230823a6">article</a></li> <li>Build with Classroom G Suite <a href="https://www.blog.google/outreach-initiatives/education/build-with-classroom-g-suite/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>SAP <a href="https://www.sap.com/index.html">site</a></li> <li>SAP HANA <a href="https://www.sap.com/products/hana.html">site</a></li> <li>SAP S/4HANA <a href="https://www.sap.com/products/s4hana-erp.html">site</a></li> <li>SAP C/4HANA <a href="https://www.sap.com/uk/products/crm.html">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Foundry <a href="https://www.cloudfoundry.org">site</a></li> <li>SAP HANA Express <a href="https://developers.sap.com/topics/sap-hana-express.html">site</a></li> <li>Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>GCP Marketplace <a href="https://cloud.google.com/marketplace/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Ubuntu <a href="https://www.ubuntu.com">site</a></li> <li>Elephants, Rhinos, and People <a href="https://discover.sap.com/best-run/en-us/customer-erp/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Request an SAP CodeJam <a href="https://www.sap.com/community/events/codejam.html">site</a></li> <li>Information for Developers <a href="https://developers.sap.com/index.html">site</a></li> <li>SAP TechEd <a href="https://www.sap.com/community/events/teched.html">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I want to programmatically search for links to an image that I have, how can I do that?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/docs/internet-detection">Web detection tutorial</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/docs/detecting-web">Detecting Web Entities and Pages</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a>, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a> in April.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a>, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a>, and <a href="http://vectorconf.com/">Vector Conf 2019</a>.</p> <p>Our guests will be at <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sap-codejam-venice-registration-56530308675">SAP CodeJam Venice, CA March 7, 2019</a>, <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sap-codejam-mannheim-registration-57059912735">SAP CodeJam Mannheim, Germany March 18, 2019 </a> and at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/-VpjqpKOEYM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 13, 2019
Python with Dustin Ingram
00:28:07
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/briandorsey">Brian Dorsey</a> spend today talking Python with <a href="https://twitter.com/di_codes">Dustin Ingram</a>. Python is an interpreted, dynamically typed language, which encourages very readable code. Python is popular for web applications, data science, and much more! Python works great on Google Cloud, especially with App Engine, Compute Engine, and Cloud Functions. To learn more about best (and worst) use cases, listen in!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="dustin-ingram">Dustin Ingram</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/di_codes">Dustin Ingram</a> is a Developer Advocate at Google, focused on supporting the Python community on Google Cloud. He’s also a member of the Python Packaging Authority, maintainer of PyPI, and organizer for the PyTexas conference.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Machine learning can boost the value of wind energy <a href="https://blog.google/technology/ai/machine-learning-can-boost-value-wind-energy/">blog</a></li> <li>Compute Engine Guest Attributes <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/storing-retrieving-metadata">site</a></li> <li>Colopl open sourced a Cloud Spanner driver for Laravel framework <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/colopl-open-sourced-a-cloud-spanner-driver-for-laravel-framework-4ca1db018a3">site</a></li> <li>Running Redis on GCP: four deployment scenarios <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/running-redis-on-gcp-four-deployment-scenarios">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 3: Kubernetes and Google Container Engine <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-3-kubernetes-and-google-container-engine/">podcast</a></li> <li>Python <a href="https://www.python.org/">site</a></li> <li>Extending Python with C or C++ <a href="https://docs.python.org/2/extending/extending.html">docs</a></li> <li>PyPy <a href="https://pypy.org/index.html">site</a></li> <li>PyPI <a href="https://pypi.org/">site</a></li> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a></li> <li>Ubuntu <a href="https://www.ubuntu.com/">site</a></li> <li>Flask <a href="http://flask.pocoo.org/">site</a></li> <li>Flask documentation <a href="http://flask.pocoo.org/docs/1.0/">docs</a></li> <li>Docker <a href="https://www.docker.com/">site</a></li> <li>Python documentation <a href="https://docs.python.org/3/">docs</a></li> <li>PyCon <a href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/about/">site</a></li> <li>PyCaribbean <a href="http://pycaribbean.com/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/tutorials/imagemagick">How can I manipulate images with Cloud Functions?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a>, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECGC</a> in April.</p> <p>Dustin will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud Next</a> and <a href="https://us.pycon.org/2019/">PyCon</a>.</p> <p>Brian will be lecturing at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud Next</a>: &lsquo;Where should I run my code?&rsquo;</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/pOWb2sD7mw0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 06, 2019
Node.js with Myles Borins
00:35:53
<p>Node.js is our topic this week as <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and first-time host, <a href="https://twitter.com/syntxerror1">Jon Foust</a>, pick the brain of <a href="https://twitter.com/MylesBorins">Myles Borins</a>. Myles updates us on all the new things happening with Node.js, including the new .dev site that holds a ton of documentation to help people get started. Node.js now integrates with Cloud Build, the Node.js foundation has some new developments, and Google App Engine supports Node.js. The group has also been working on serverless containers.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="myles-borins">Myles Borins</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/MylesBorins">Myles Borins</a> is a developer, musician, artist, and maker. They work for Google as a developer advocate serving the Node.js ecosystem. Myles cares about the open web and healthy communities.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Next ‘19 session guide now available <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/events/google-cloud-next-19-session-guide-now-available">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing scheduled snapshots for Compute Engine persistent disk <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/compute/introducing-scheduled-snapshots-for-compute-engine-persistent-disk">blog</a></li> <li>Reliable task scheduling on Compute Engine with Cloud Scheduler <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/reliable-task-scheduling-compute-engine">site</a></li> <li>How to make a self-destructing VM on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://medium.com/@davidstanke/how-to-make-a-self-destructing-vm-on-google-cloud-platform-b99883745b62">article</a></li> <li>Making AI-powered speech more accessible—now with more options, lower prices, and new languages and voices <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/making-ai-powered-speech-more-accessible-now-with-more-options-lower-prices-and-new-languages-and-voices">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 105: Node.js with Myles Borins <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-105-nodejs-with-myles-borins/">podcast</a></li> <li>Node.js <a href="https://nodejs.org/en/">site</a></li> <li>Introduction to Node.js <a href="https://nodejs.dev">site</a></li> <li>Nodejs.dev on Github <a href="https://github.com/nodejs/nodejs.dev">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Build <a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/">site</a></li> <li>Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Node.js Foundation <a href="https://foundation.nodejs.org">site</a></li> <li>JS Foundation <a href="https://js.foundation">site</a></li> <li>Linux Foundation <a href="https://www.linuxfoundation.org">site</a></li> <li>Foundation Bootstrap Team on Github <a href="https://github.com/nodejs/bootstrap">site</a></li> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>G Suite <a href="https://gsuite.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Apps Script <a href="https://www.google.com/script/start/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>JSON <a href="https://www.json.org">site</a></li> <li>The hilarious misadventures of being a platform downstream from your language <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kkHdhtzM0wk">video</a></li> <li>Node.js Versions - How Do They Work? <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3gkm7oafWxs">video</a></li> <li>Open Source Leadership Summit <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/open-source-leadership-summit-2019/">site</a></li> <li>Black Girls Code <a href="http://www.blackgirlscode.com">site</a></li> <li>Scripted <a href="https://www.scripted.com">site</a></li> <li>Girls Who Code <a href="https://girlswhocode.com">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I get google cloud APIs to work within Unity?</p> <p><a href="https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/visualstudio/cross-platform/unity-scripting-upgrade?view=vs-2017#add-packages-from-nuget-to-a-unity-project">Add packages from NuGet to a Unity project</a> and read more in the <a href="https://docs.unity3d.com/Manual/IL2CPP-BytecodeStripping.html">Unity docs here</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a> in March, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECG</a> in April.</p> <p>Jon will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a>, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECG</a>, and <a href="http://vectorconf.com/">Vector 2019</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/4u0saQ0B9DE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 27, 2019
Cloud SQL with Amy Krishnamohan
00:26:28
<p>We&rsquo;re learning all about Cloud SQL this week with our guest, <a href="https://twitter.com/amykrishnamohan">Amy Krishnamohan</a>. Amy&rsquo;s main job is to teach customers about the products she represents. Today, she explains to <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> that Cloud SQL manages services for open source databases, and she spends a little time elaborating on the other database management services Google has to offer.</p> <p>Cloud SQL is a relational data storage solution. Relational data storage is very structured, almost like a table or spreadsheet, making it easier to analyze the data. Cloud SQL is capable of scaling out and up, meaning it can scale for traffic patterns and for storage. In comparison, NoSQL databases are very unstructured. If you&rsquo;re not sure what kind of data is coming in, you can sort the data first and analyze it later. Each approach has its pros and cons and each is suitable for different types of projects.</p> <p>Recently, Cloud SQL released a feature making it easy to move from on-prem to the cloud. In the future, they will continue to streamline the process of moving between the two spaces.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="amy-krishnamohan">Amy Krishnamohan</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/amykrishnamohan">Amy</a> is Product Marketing Manager at Google Cloud responsible for Databases. She has diverse experience across product marketing, marketing strategy and product management from leading enterprise software companies such as MariaDB, Teradata, SAP, Accenture, Cisco and Intuit. Amy received her Masters in Software Management from Carnegie Mellon University.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Process Workflows with the new Google Docs API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/process-paperwork-pronto-with-the-new-google-docs-api">blog</a></li> <li>Jib 1.0.0 is GA—building Java Docker images has never been easier <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/jib-1-0-0-is-ga-building-java-docker-images-has-never-been-easier">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 151: Java &amp; Jib with Patrick Flynn and Mike Eltsufin <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-151-java-and-jib-with-patrick-flynn-and-mike-eltsufin/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>A guided tour in Google Earth that explores Black history <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/earth/journey-us-voyage-through-black-history/">blog</a></li> <li>Author: Gabe Weiss - Publishing series: Cloud IoT step-by-step <ul> <li>Cloud IoT step-by-step: Connecting Raspberry PI + Python <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/cloud-iot-step-by-step-connecting-raspberry-pi-python-2f27a2893ab5">site</a></li> <li>Cloud IoT step-by-step: Cloud to device communication <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/cloud-iot-step-by-step-cloud-to-device-communication-655a92d548ca">site</a></li> <li>Cloud IoT step-by-step: Quality of life tip - The command line <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/cloud-iot-step-by-step-quality-of-life-tip-the-command-line-ce23046867d4">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud SQL Features <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/features">site</a></li> <li>MySQL <a href="https://www.mysql.com">site</a></li> <li>PostgreSQL<a href="https://www.postgresql.org">site</a></li> <li>Cloud MemoryStore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/memorystore/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Bigtable <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigtable/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/firestore/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 62: Cloud Spanner with Deepti Srivastava <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-62-cloud-spanner-with-deepti-srivastava/">podcast</a></li> <li>Mongo <a href="https://www.mongodb.com">site</a></li> <li>Getting to know Google Cloud SQL <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OV-gak1CUU4">video</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_column">What is a virtual column in a database?</a></p> <ul> <li>Generated columns <a href="https://blog.gabriela.io/2016/10/17/understanding-generated-columns/">blog</a> and <a href="https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/create-table-generated-columns.html">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Amy will be at the <a href="https://postgresconf.org">Postgres Conference</a> in New York on March 19.</p> <p>Gabi will be at <a href="http://www.phpconference.co.uk/">PHP UK</a> in London and <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a> in April.</p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a> in March, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECG</a> in April.</p> <ul> <li>Diamond Partner Q&amp;A: Google&rsquo;s Mark Mandel Has The Tools To Help You Make Great Games <a href="https://gdconf.com/news/diamond-partner-qa-googles-mark-mandel-has-tools-help-you-make-great-games">article</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/tBO_VyiVlNs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 20, 2019
Voicea with Mohamed El-Geish
00:32:48
<p>Today, <a href="https://twitter.com/elgeish">Mohamed El-Geish</a> joins us to talk about the voice AI technology powering <a href="https://twitter.com/VoiceaCorp">Voicea</a>. <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> is back on the host bench with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> as we learn how Voicea can improve productivity. EVA, the voice assistant, will record important information for you so you can focus on your meeting and will create tasks lists to help you stay organized. Voicea integrates well with multiple platforms to help accomplish your goals as well. You can send messages to Slack, add tasks to your Basecamp list, and more.</p> <p>Mohamed explains the process of building Voicea and how machine learning techniques and user feedback have helped make it such a useful tool. Now, Voicea is working to incorporate video, allowing users to play back things like important meeting slides.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="mohamed-el-geish">Mohamed El-Geish</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/elgeish">Mohamed El-Geish</a> is the Chief Architect and co-founder at Voicea (formerly Voicera), a voice AI technology company based in Menlo Park, Calif. Voicea leverages AI technology to harness voice in the workplace to increase productivity through EVA, Voicea’s Enterprise Voice Assistant. EVA listens, takes notes, and automatically provides highlights, actions, and recaps so your meetings can be activated. Voicea can turn talk into action from any conversation with in-person chats, meetings, conference calls, or video conferences.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Query without a credit card: introducing BigQuery sandbox <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/query-without-a-credit-card-introducing-bigquery-sandbox">blog</a></li> <li>Exploring container security: Encrypting Kubernetes secrets with Cloud KMS <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/exploring-container-security-encrypting-kubernetes-secrets-with-cloud-kms">blog</a></li> <li>Golden State Warriors power data analytics and fan experiences with Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/golden-state-warriors-power-data-analytics-and-fan-experiences-with-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Seven steps to making DevOps a reality <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/perspectives/seven-steps-to-making-devops-a-reality">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 158: VP of Engineering - Melody Meckfessel <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-158-vp-of-engineering-melody-meckfessel/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>The Telegraph UK: Reimagining media with the help of Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/customers/the-telegraph-uk-reimagining-media-with-the-help-of-google-cloud">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Voicea <a href="www.voicea.com">site</a></li> <li>Voicea Integrations <a href="https://www.voicea.com/integrations/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Docker <a href="https://www.docker.com">site</a></li> <li>Voicea on LinkedIn <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/company/voicea">site</a></li> <li>Mohamed El-Geish <a href="https://elgeish.com">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs/features">What if I’m working in a terminal in Cloud shell, and I want to move to another computer? How can I continue my work?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a> in March, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECG</a> in April.</p> <p>Gabi will be at the <a href="https://www.amnh.org/">Museum of Natural History</a> for their <a href="https://www.amnh.org/learn-teach/teens/brown-scholars">Brown Scholars</a> program giving a workshop on ML APIs and Cloud Functions. She&rsquo;ll also be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/LBCmYzap7aU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 13, 2019
Go Cloud Functions with Stewart Reichling and Tyler Bui-Palsulich
00:32:15
<p>First-time host, <a href="https://twitter.com/the_thagomizer">Aja</a>, joins <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> today to talk Go Cloud Functions with two Google colleagues! <a href="https://twitter.com/stewblr">Stewart</a>, lead Product Manager on Google Cloud Functions, and <a href="https://www.twitter.com/tbpalsulich">Tyler</a>, Developer Programs Engineer at Google, start the show by explaining the purpose of Cloud Functions. It is a severless compute product that supports many programming languages, scales automatically, and only charges for what you use. It works best as event-driven computing, in other words, when something happens, you want something else to happen in response. Cloud Functions also works well between clouds or even Google Cloud services, acting as the glue between them.</p> <p>Go Cloud Functions works specifically for Go. Google makes a huge effort to make Cloud Functions easy to use for all developers, so that no matter what language you&rsquo;re familiar with, Cloud Functions works for you.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="stewart-reichling">Stewart Reichling</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/stewblr">Stewart Reichling</a> is the lead Product Manager on Google Cloud Functions. He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and has worked across Strategy, Marketing, and Product Management at Google.</p> <h5 id="tyler-bui-palsulich">Tyler Bui-Palsulich</h5> <p><a href="https://www.twitter.com/tbpalsulich">Tyler</a> is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google. He graduated with his Master&rsquo;s in Computer Science from NYU and loves detailed documentation, random trivia, and homemade bread. You can find his blog at <a href="https://www.buipalsulich.com">buipalsulich.com</a></p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Actually cool thing of the week <a href="https://twitter.com/uhoelzle/status/1090805768729767936">twitter</a></li> <li>NoSQL for the serverless age: Announcing Cloud Firestore general availability and updates <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/announcing-cloud-firestore-general-availability-and-updates">blog</a></li> <li>Site Reliability Workbook now available in HTML <a href="http://landing.google.com/sre/workbook/toc/">site</a></li> <li>Building a serverless online game: Cloud Hero on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/building-a-serverless-online-game-cloud-hero-on-google-cloud-platform">blog</a></li> <li>The tech industry is failing people with disabilities and chronic illnesses <a href="https://medium.com/@racheltho/the-tech-industry-is-failing-people-with-disabilities-and-chronic-illnesses-8e8aa17937f3">article</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 34: Stackdriver monitoring with Aja Hammerly <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-34-stackdriver-monitoring-with-aja-hammerly/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 53: Ruby with Aja Hammerly <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-53-ruby-with-aja-hammerly/">podcast</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Scheduler <a href="https://cloud.google.com/scheduler/">site</a></li> <li>Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/firestore/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Go Mod <a href="https://github.com/golang/go/wiki/Modules">site</a></li> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Open Census <a href="https://opencensus.io">site</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 118: OpenCensus with Morgan McLean and JBD <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-118-opencensus-with-morgan-mclean-and-jbd/">podcast</a></li> <li>Google Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Launch/overview video <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RbnyUpVRq_4">video</a></li> <li>The Go Runtime <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/concepts/go-runtime">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions Quickstarts <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/quickstarts">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/containers/deploying-containers">How many ways can you run containers on GCP?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a> in March, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECG</a> in April. Agones has a new website <a href="https://agones.dev">agones.dev</a>! And he&rsquo;s also back to <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/markmandel">Twitch streaming</a>!</p> <p>Aja will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a> in April.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/bW60rDdGlaM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 06, 2019
Knative with Mark Chmarny and Ville Aikas
00:34:48
<p>We&rsquo;re back! This week, <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> welcomes <a href="https://twitter.com/gabidavila">Gabi</a> as his new co-host! Listen in as they discuss Knative with <a href="https://twitter.com/mchmarny">Mark Chmarny</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/AikasVille">Ville Aikas</a>.</p> <p>So what is Knative? Mark and Ville explain that Knative is basically a way to simplify Kubernetes for developers. This way, developers can focus on writing good code without worrying about all the aspects of Kubernetes, such as deploying and autoscaling. Knative helps with these functions automatically. Knative also supports many languages which allows developers to bring their own stack. The day-to-day of developing doesn&rsquo;t change, which is the beautiful thing about Knative!</p> <p>Knative is open source and easy to deploy. Developers can find installation guides online for any Kubernetes certified instance of service. A link to the installation guide for Knative on GKE is in our show notes.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="mark-chmarny">Mark Chmarny</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mchmarny">Mark</a> is a Technical Program Manager for Serverless focusing on enabling customers to be successful with our serverless portfolio on GCP, and driving community awareness of our serverless products on GKE. Prior to that Mark lead the Partner Engineering team for Data, Analytics and ML at Google. Before Google, Mark was the Sr. Director of Datacenter Solutions Group at Intel.</p> <h5 id="ville-aikas">Ville Aikas</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/AikasVille">Ville</a> is a member of the Technical Oversight Committee for Knative, leads Knative Eventing, and (with Matt) conceived ducks for K8s. Previously, Ville worked on Helm, K8s Service Catalog and Kubernetes (before it was Kubernetes). Before the OSS stint Ville was a TL for Google Cloud Storage.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Let the sunshine in: opening the market for more renewable energy in Asia <a href="https://blog.google/outreach-initiatives/sustainability/let-sunshine-opening-market-more-renewable-energy-asia/">blog</a></li> <li>Get Go-ing with Cloud Functions: Go 1.11 is now a supported language <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/cloud-functions-go-1-11-is-now-a-supported-language">blog</a></li> <li>Building Google&rsquo;s Game of the Year with Cloud Text-to-Speech and App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/building-googles-game-of-the-year-with-cloud-text-to-speech-and-app-engine">blog</a></li> <li>Welcome to the service mesh era: Introducing a new Istio blog post series <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/welcome-to-the-service-mesh-era-introducing-a-new-istio-blog-post-series">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Knative <a href="https://cloud.google.com/knative/">site</a></li> <li>Knative Blog <a href="https://blog.knative.dev">blog</a></li> <li>Knative on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/knative/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>MiniKube <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/setup/minikube/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Cloudevents <a href="https://cloudevents.io">site</a></li> <li>Knative Install on Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://github.com/knative/docs/blob/master/install/Knative-with-GKE.md">site</a></li> <li>Knative Slack <a href="https://knative.slack.com">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/mysql/high-availability">How long does it take for Cloud SQL to detect an outage and trigger High Availability failover?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Gabi will be discussing the awesome new features of MySQL 8.0 at <a href="https://www.phpconference.co.uk/schedule/">PHP UK - London</a> and you will be also able to find her at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a></p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://gdconf.com">GDC</a> in March, <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a>, and <a href="http://ecgconf.com">ECG</a> in April</p> <p>Our guests will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf">Cloud NEXT</a> and <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe-2019/">KubeCon Barcelona</a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/c00W-pQsKfc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 30, 2019
End of Year Wrap-up
00:32:50
<p>Happy Holidays, everyone! <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> wrap up a great year by reminiscing about some of their favorite episodes! We also talk about the big news of the year, our favorite articles, and what&rsquo;s coming up for the GCP Podcast in 2019.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Kubernetes and GKE for developers: a year of Cloud Console <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/kubernetes-and-gke-for-developers-a-year-of-cloud-console">blog</a></li> <li>Reducing gender bias in Google Translate <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/translate/reducing-gender-bias-google-translate/amp/">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Security Command Center is now in beta and ready to use <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/cloud-security-command-center-is-now-in-beta">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="main-content">Main content</h5> <ul> <li><p>Podcast accomplishments!</p> <ul> <li>We have awesome new intro and outro music, new website, new YouTube videos!</li> <li>We hit 1 million and then 2 million downloads!</li> <li>Mark and the podcast are celebrating their three year anniversary!</li> </ul></li> <li><p>Top 10 most downloaded episodes of all time!</p> <ol> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 111: Google Cloud Platform with Sam Ramji <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-111-google-cloud-platform-with-sam-ramji/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 112: Percy.io with Mike Fotinakis <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-112-percy-io-with-mike-fotinakis/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 146: Google AI with Jeff Dean <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-146-google-ai-with-jeff-dean/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 127: SRE vs Devops with Liz Fong-Jones and Seth Vargo <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-127-sre-vs-devops-with-liz-fong-jones-and-seth-vargo/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 128: Decision Intelligence with Cassie Kozyrkov <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-128-decision-intelligence-with-cassie-kozyrkov/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 113: Open Source TensorFlow with Yifei Feng <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-113-open-source-tensorflow-with-yifei-feng/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 88: Kubernetes 1.7 with Tim Hockin <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-88-kubernetes-1-7-with-tim-hockin/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 108: Launchpad Studio with Malika Cantor and Peter Norvig <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-108-lauchpad-studio-with-malika-cantor-and-peter-norvig/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 130: Data Science with Juliet Hougland and Michelle Casbon <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-130-data-science-with-juliet-hougland-and-michelle-casbon/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 125: Open Source at Google Cloud Platform with Sarah Novotny <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-125-open-source-at-google-cloud-platform-with-sarah-novotny/">podcast</a></li> </ol></li> <li><p>Top 10 most downloaded episodes for 2018!</p> <ul> <li>Exact same list except Tim Hockin is not #7. Following episodes go up a number and we added to #10 spot.</li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 122: Project Jupyter with Jessica Forde, Yuvi Panda and Chris Holdgraf <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-122-project-jupyter-with-jessica-forde-yuvi-panda-and-chris-holdgraf/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li><p>Mark&rsquo;s favorite episodes</p> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 129: Developer Relations with Mandy Waite <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-129-developer-releations-with-mandy-waite/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 121: Kontributing to Kubernetes with Paris Pittman and Garrett Rodrigues <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-121-kontributing-to-kubernetes-with-paris-pittman-and-garrett-rodrigues/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 131: Actions on Google with Mandy Chan <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-131-actions-on-google-with-mandy-chan/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 148: Wellio with Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-148-wellio-with-sivan-aldor-noiman-and-erik-andrejko/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 110: CPU Vulnerability with Matt Linton and Paul Turner <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-110-cpu-vulnerability-with-matt-linton-and-paul-turner/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 125: Open Source at Google Cloud Platform with Sarah Novotny <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-125-open-source-at-google-cloud-platform-with-sarah-novotny/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 140: Container Security with Maya Kaczorowski <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-140-container-security-with-maya-kaczorowski/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li><p>Melanie&rsquo;s favorite episodes</p> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 117: Cloud AI Fei-Fei Li was the Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-117-cloud-ai-with-fei-fei-li/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 114: ML Bias &amp; Fairness with Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-114-machine-learning-bias-and-fairness-with-timnit-gebru-and-margaret-mitchell/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 141: Accessibility in Tech <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-141-accessibility-in-tech/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 136: Robotics with Raia <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-136-robotics-navigation-and-reinforcement-learning-with-raia-hadsell/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 150: Strange Loop, Remote Working, and Distributed Systems with KF <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-150-strange-loop-remote-working-and-distributed-systems-with-kf/">podcast</a></li> <li>DL Indaba <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 147: DL Indaba: AI Investments in Africa <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-147-dl-indaba-ai-investments-in-africa/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 149: Deep Learning Research in Africa with Yabebal Fantaye &amp; Jessica Phalafala <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-149-deep-learning-research-in-africa-with-yabebal-fantaye-and-jessica-phalafala/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 152: AI Corporations and Communities in Africa with Karim Beguir &amp; Muthoni Wanyoike <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-152-ai-corporations-and-communities-in-africa-with-karim-beguir-and-buthoni-wanyoike/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 157: NeurIPS and AI Research with Anima Anandkumar <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-157-neurips-and-ai-research-with-anima-anandkumar/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li><p>Favorite announcements, products, and more at Google Cloud</p> <ul> <li>Unity and Google Cloud Strategic Alliance <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-cloud/powering-up-connected-game-development-through-our-alliance-with-unity/">blog</a> <ul> <li>Open Match <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/open-source/open-match-flexible-and-extensible-matchmaking-for-games">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Cloud TPU <a href="https://cloud.google.com/tpu/">site</a></li> <li>Google Dataset Search is in beta <a href="https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch">site</a></li> <li>No tricks, just treats: Globally scaling the Halloween multiplayer Doodle with Open Match on Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/no-tricks-just-treats-globally-scaling-the-halloween-multiplayer-doodle-with-open-match-on-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>Open Source - <a href="https://cloud.google.com/knative/">Knative</a> release, <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-skaffold-easy-and-repeatable-kubernetes-development">Skaffold</a>, <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/istio-reaches-1-0-ready-for-prod">Istio updates</a>, <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/open-sourcing-gvisor-a-sandboxed-container-runtime">gVisor</a>, etc.</li> <li>Google in Ghana <a href="https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-africa/google-ai-ghana/">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud NEXT <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-cloud/100-plus-announcements-from-google-cloud-next-18/">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 137: Next Day 1 <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-137-next-day-1/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 138: Next Day 2 <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-138-next-day-2/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 139: Next Day 3 <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-139-next-day-3/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Unity and DeepMind partner to advance AI research <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/09/26/unity-and-deepmind-partner-to-advance-ai-research/">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing PyTorch across Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/introducing-pytorch-across-google-cloud">blog</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What were your personal highlights for 2018?</p> <ul> <li><p>Mark</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-agones-open-source-multiplayer-dedicated-game-server-hosting-built-on-kubernetes">Agones</a></li> <li>Introducing Agones: Open-source, multiplayer, dedicated game-server hosting built on Kubernetes <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-Agones-open-source-multiplayer-dedicated-game-server-hosting-built-on-Kubernetes.html">blog</a> <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/agones">github</a></li> <li>The new website</li> <li>Having Melanie join me on the podcast</li> </ul></li> <li><p>Melanie</p> <ul> <li>Bringing Francesc back</li> <li>Meeting Grace</li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 142: Agones With Mark Mandel and Cyril Tovena <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-142-agones-with-mark-mandel-and-cyril-tovena/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>It&rsquo;s the holidays!</p> <h5 id="special-thanks">Special thanks!</h5> <ul> <li>Thank you guests</li> <li>Thank you Jennifer</li> <li>Thank you HD Interactive: James, Trae, Sabrina, and Sean</li> <li>Thank you Greg</li> <li>Thank you Neil, Chuck, and Shana</li> <li>Thank you MBooth for the website overhaul and social media support</li> <li>Thank you Francesc</li> <li>Thank you listeners!</li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/T-CXTntsxLk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 12, 2018
VP of Engineering - Melody Meckfessel
00:33:28
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> talk with Google Cloud&rsquo;s VP of Engineering, <a href="https://twitter.com/mmeckf">Melody Meckfessel</a>, this week. In her time with Google Cloud, she and her team have worked to uncover what makes developers more productive. The main focus of their work is DevOps, defined by Melody as automation around the developer workflow and culture. In other words, Melody and her team are discovering new ways for developers to interact and how those interactions can encourage their productive peak.</p> <p>Melody and her team have used their internal research and expanded it to collaborate with Google Cloud partners and open source projects. The sharing of research and products has created even faster innovation as Google learns from these outside projects and vice versa.</p> <p>In the future, Melody sees amazing engagement with the community and even better experiences with containers on GCP. She is excited to see the Go community growing and evolving as more people use it and give feedback. Melody also speaks about diversity, encouraging everyone to be open-minded and try to build diverse teams to create products that are useful for all.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="melody-meckfessel">Melody Meckfessel</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mmeckf">Melody Meckfessel</a> is a hands-on technology leader with more than 20 years experience building and maintaining large-scale distributed systems and solving problems at scale. As VP of Engineering, she leads the team building DevOps tools and sharing DevOps best practices across Google and with software development and operations teams around the world. Her team powers the world’s most advanced continuously delivered software, enabling development teams to turn ideas into reliable, scalable production systems. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Melody programmed for startups and enterprise companies. Since joining Google in 2004, Melody has led teams in Google’s core search systems, search quality and cluster management. Melody is passionate about making software development fast, scalable, and fun.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Mark is back from vacation!</li> <li>We are at 2 million downloads! <a href="https://twitter.com/GCPPodcast/status/1069078381545713665">tweet</a></li> <li>Greg Wilson <a href="https://twitter.com/gregsramblings/status/1069304250792992768">twitter</a> and <a href="https://github.com/gregsramblings/google-cloud-4-words">github</a></li> <li>Open source gaming: <ul> <li>Agones - 0.6.0 - <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/agones/releases/tag/v0.6.0">site</a></li> <li>Open Match - 0.2.0 RC - <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/open-match/releases/tag/020rc2">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>What’s new at Firebase Summit 2018 <a href="https://firebase.googleblog.com/2018/10/whats-new-at-firebase-summit-2018.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 137: Next Day 1 <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-137-next-day-1/">podcast</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>GitLab <a href="https://about.gitlab.com">site</a></li> <li>Google SRE <a href="https://landing.google.com/sre/">site</a></li> <li>Borg <a href="https://ai.google/research/pubs/pub43438">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> <li>Go <a href="https://golang.org">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>Skaffold <a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/skaffold">site</a></li> <li>Minikube <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube">site</a></li> <li>DORA <a href="https://devops-research.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Build <a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/">site</a></li> <li>Bazel <a href="https://bazel.build">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I want to configure third party notifications (such as Slack or Github) into my Cloud Build configuration - how can I do that?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/docs/send-build-notifications">Sending build notifications</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/docs/configure-third-party-notifications">Configuring notifications for third-party services</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> next week.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://neurips.cc">NeurIPS</a> this week. She&rsquo;ll be attending <a href="https://queerai.github.io/QueerInAI/QinAIatNeurIPS.html">Queer in AI</a>, <a href="https://blackinai.github.io">Black in AI</a>, and <a href="http://www.latinxinai.org">LatinX</a> this week as well.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/TPTj7oAz4F8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Dec 05, 2018
NeurIPS and AI Research with Anima Anandkumar
00:45:05
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> is solo this week talking with <a href="https://twitter.com/AnimaAnandkumar">Anima Anandkumar</a>, a Caltech Bren professor and director of ML research at NVIDIA. We touch on tensors, their use, and how they relate to TensorFlow. Anima also details the work she does with NVIDIA and how they are helping to advance machine learning through hardware and software. Our main discussion centers around AI and machine learning research conferences, specifically the Neural Information Processing Systems conference (commonly referred to as NIPS) and the reason they have rebranded.</p> <p>NIPS originally started as a small conference at Caltech. As deep learning became more and more popular, it grew exponentially. With the higher attendance and interest, the acronym became center stage. Sexual innuendos and harassing puns surrounded the conference, sparking a call for a name change. At first, conference organizers were reluctant to rebrand and they used recent survey results as a reason to keep NIPS.</p> <p>Anima discusses her personal experience protesting the acronym, opening up about the hate speech and threats of which she and others received. Despite the harassment, Anima and others continued to protest, petition, and share stories of mistreatment within the community which helped lead to the name/acronym change to NeurIPS. The rebranding hopes to reestablish an inclusive academic community and move the focus back to machine learning research and away from unprofessional attention.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="anima-anandkumar">Anima Anandkumar</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/AnimaAnandkumar">Animashree (Anima) Anandkumar</a> is a Bren professor at Caltech CMS department and a director of machine learning research at NVIDIA. Her research spans both theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning. In particular, she has spearheaded research in tensor-algebraic methods, large-scale learning, deep learning, probabilistic models, and non-convex optimization.</p> <p>Anima is the recipient of several awards such as the Alfred. P. Sloan Fellowship, NSF Career Award, Young investigator awards from the Air Force and Army research offices, Faculty fellowships from Microsoft, Google and Adobe, and several best paper awards. She is the youngest named professor at Caltech, the highest honor bestowed to an individual faculty. She is part of the World Economic Forum&rsquo;s Expert Network consisting of leading experts from academia, business, government, and the media. She has been featured in documentaries by PBS, KPCC, wired magazine, and in articles by MIT Technology review, Forbes, Yourstory, O’Reilly media, and so on.</p> <p>Anima received her B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT Madras in 2004 and her PhD from Cornell University in 2009. She was a postdoctoral researcher at MIT from 2009 to 2010, visiting researcher at Microsoft Research New England in 2012 and 2014, assistant professor at U.C. Irvine between 2010 and 2016, associate professor at U.C. Irvine between 2016 and 2017, and principal scientist at Amazon Web Services between 2016 and 2018.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Taking charge of your data: using Cloud DLP to de-identify and obfuscate sensitive information <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/taking-charge-of-your-data-using-cloud-dlp-to-de-identify-and-obfuscate-sensitive-information">blog</a></li> <li>Unlocking what’s possible with medical imaging data in the cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/healthcare-life-sciences/unlocking-whats-possible-medical-imaging-data-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Google makes dataset of 50 million drawings available on its cloud <a href="https://venturebeat.com/2018/11/15/google-makes-dataset-of-50-million-drawings-available-on-its-cloud/">blog</a></li> <li>Machine learning on machines: building a model to evaluate CPU performance <a href="https://medium.com/@srobtweets/machine-learning-on-machines-building-a-model-to-evaluate-cpu-performance-d43528f6075a">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Anima at TensorLab <a href="http://tensorlab.cms.caltech.edu/users/anima/">site</a></li> <li>NeurIPS <a href="https://neurips.cc">site</a></li> <li>Petition <a href="https://www.change.org/p/members-of-nips-board-protestnips-nips-acronym-encourages-sexism-and-is-a-slur-change-the-name">site</a></li> <li>Name Change (results of the poll) <a href="https://nips.cc/Conferences/2018/News?article=2110">letter</a></li> <li>Johns Hopkins University letter <a href="https://hopkinscsw.files.wordpress.com/2018/03/hopkins-letter-to-nips.pdf">letter</a></li> <li>AI Researchers Fight Over Four Letters <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/ai-researchers-fight-over-four-letters-nips/">article</a></li> <li>From the Board: Changing our Acronym <a href="https://nips.cc/Conferences/2018/News?article=2118">letter</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What are some actions I can take if I’m being trolled, harassed and/or bullied online or I want to be proactive about my safety?</p> <ul> <li>If you are experiencing harassment, tell someone who can support you, document it, and assess escalating to authorities depending on the severity.</li> <li><a href="https://ssd.eff.org/en">Surveillence Self-Defense</a></li> <li><a href="https://onlinesafety.feministfrequency.com/en/#preventing-doxxing">Preventing Doxxing</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/socml-2018/home">SOCML</a> this week and <a href="https://neurips.cc">NeurIPS</a> next week. She&rsquo;ll be attending <a href="https://wimlworkshop.org">WIML</a>, <a href="https://blackinai.github.io">Black in AI</a>, and <a href="http://www.latinxinai.org">LatinX</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ElxXJ0Xywfk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 28, 2018
Grace Health with Therese Mannheimer and Roman Jasins
00:31:37
<p>Happy Thanksgiving! On this episode, <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> learn about <a href="https://twitter.com/gracehealth_">Grace.health</a> with co-founders <a href="https://twitter.com/teddschen">Therese Mannheimer</a> and Roman Jasins. Grace.health&rsquo;s goal is to give women control of information about their own bodies, allowing them to make informed healthcare decisions. Grace.health is a female health companion that lets women track and plan their periods, fertility, and ask questions. It is a global undertaking, hoping to reach not just the tech savvy woman, but all women in all markets worldwide.</p> <p>Stigmas and taboos around the world portray periods as dirty and contagious, preventing women from being able to work, go to school, or even sleep in the house. Grace.health&rsquo;s goal is to educate people to help limit these superstitions and allow women to live fuller lives. With Grace.health, women know when their periods are coming or when the are ovulating so they can make the proper plans.</p> <p>In the longterm, Grace.health hopes to be a tool to not only help women identify any health concerns but also find a healthcare professional and get the treatment necessary.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="therese-mannheimer">Therese Mannheimer</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/teddschen">Therese</a>, one of the founders of Grace.health, is an experienced business developer and product person who believes that the best way to solve problems is to put relevant solutions into the hands of people. She is also co-founder of the Allbright Foundation that works with driving opinion around meritocracy.</p> <h5 id="roman-jasins">Roman Jasins</h5> <p>Roman is CTO and co-founder of Grace.health.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Building IoT Applications on Google Cloud <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkHlJfY5YZ4">video</a></li> <li>Getting started with Kubeflow Pipelines <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/getting-started-kubeflow-pipelines">blog</a></li> <li>Subatomic particles and big data: Google joins CERN openlab <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/subatomic-particles-and-big-data-google-joins-cern-openlab">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 145: ATLAS with Dr. Mario Lassnig <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-145-atlas-with-dr-mario-lassnig/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Istio Routing Basics <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/istio-routing-basics-14feab3c040e">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Grace Health <a href="https://grace.health/">site</a> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Startup <a href="https://cloud.google.com/developers/startups/">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Dialogflow <a href="https://dialogflow.com">site</a></li> <li>FEM International <a href="http://feminternational.org">site</a></li> <li>UN <a href="http://www.un.org/en/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Doctors Without Borders <a href="https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org">site</a></li> <li>The Hunger Project <a href="http://www.thp.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>With background cloud functions - how can I set them up to retry on failure?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/writing/background">Background functions</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/bestpractices/retries">Retrying Background Functions</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark and will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/socml-2018/home">SOCML</a> in November and <a href="https://blackinai.github.io">Black in AI</a> and <a href="http://www.latinxinai.org">LatinX</a> in December.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/i24rVzss2tA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 21, 2018
Confluent and Kafka with Viktor Gamov
00:37:46
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/gamussa">Viktor Gamov</a> is on the podcast today to discuss Confluent and Kafka with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and special first-time guest host, <a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle</a>. Viktor spends time with Mark and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> explaining how Kafka allows you to stream and process data in real-time, and how Kafka helps Confluent with its advanced streaming capabilities. Confluent Cloud helps connect Confluent and cloud platforms such as Google Cloud so customers don&rsquo;t have to manage anything - Confluent takes care of it for you!</p> <p>To wrap up the show, Michelle answers our question of the week about Next 2019.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="viktor-gamov">Viktor Gamov</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/gamussa">Viktor Gamov</a> is a Developer Advocate at Confluent, the company that makes a streaming platform based on Apache Kafka. Working in the field, Viktor developed comprehensive expertise in building enterprise application architectures using open source technologies. He enjoys helping different organizations design and develop low latency, scalable, and highly available distributed systems.</p> <p>Back in his consultancy days, he co-authored O’Reilly’s «Enterprise Web Development».</p> <p>He is a professional conference speaker on distributed systems, Java, and JavaScript topics, and is a regular at events, including JavaOne, Devoxx, OSCON, QCon, and <a href="http://lanyrd.com/gamussa">others</a>. He <a href="http://gamov.io">blogs</a> and produces the podcasts Razbor Poletov (in Russian) and co-hosts DevRelRad.io.</p> <p>Follow Viktor on <a href="https://twitter.com/gamussa">Twitter</a>, where he posts about gym life, food, open source, and, of course, Kafka and Confluent!</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Kubeflow published a leadership guide to inclusivity <a href="https://github.com/kubeflow/community/blob/master/INCLUSIVITY.md">site</a></li> <li>Picture what the cloud can do: How the New York Times is using Google Cloud to find untold stories in millions of archived photos <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/how-the-new-york-times-is-using-google-cloud-to-find-untold-stories-in-millions-of-archived-photos">blog</a></li> <li>Click-to-deploy on Kubeflow <a href="https://deploy.kubeflow.cloud/#/">site</a></li> <li>Containerd available for beta testing in Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/containerd-available-for-beta-testing-in-google-kubernetes-engine">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing AI Hub and Kubeflow Pipelines: Making AI simpler, faster, and more useful for businesses <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/introducing-ai-hub-and-kubeflow-pipelines-making-ai-simpler-faster-and-more-useful-for-businesses">blog</a></li> <li>Announcing Cloud Scheduler: a modern, managed cron service for automated batch jobs <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/announcing-cloud-scheduler-a-modern-managed-cron-service-for-automated-batch-jobs">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Kafka <a href="https://kafka.apache.org">site</a></li> <li>Kafka Connect <a href="https://docs.confluent.io/current/connect/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Kafka Streams <a href="https://kafka.apache.org/documentation/streams/">site</a></li> <li>KSQL <a href="https://www.confluent.io/product/ksql/">site</a></li> <li>Confluent <a href="https://www.confluent.io">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Hub <a href="https://www.confluent.io/hub/">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Schema Registry <a href="https://www.confluent.io/confluent-schema-registry/">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Cloud on Google Cloud Marketplace <a href="https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/details/confluent-saas/confluent-cloud?%20%3Futm_source=cloud.google.com&amp;utm_medium=site-link&amp;utm_campaign=gcp&amp;utm_term=term&amp;utm_content=content&amp;pli=1">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Enterprise <a href="https://www.confluent.io/product/confluent-enterprise/">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Cloud <a href="https://www.confluent.io/confluent-cloud/">site</a></li> <li>Confluent on Github <a href="https://github.com/confluentinc/">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Blog <a href="https://www.confluent.io/blog/">blog</a></li> <li>How to choose the number of topics/partitions in a Kafka cluster? <a href="https://confluentinc.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/how-to-choose-the-number-of-topicspartitions-in-a-kafka-cluster/">blog</a></li> <li>Publishing with Apache Kafka at The New York Times <a href="https://www.confluent.io/blog/publishing-apache-kafka-new-york-times/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Platform and Confluent partner to deliver a managed Apache Kafka service <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/google-cloud-platform-and-confluent-partner-to-deliver-a-managed-apache-kafka-service?utm_source=cloud.google.com&amp;utm_medium=site-link&amp;utm_campaign=gcp&amp;utm_term=term&amp;utm_content=content">blog</a></li> <li>Viktor&rsquo;s Presentations <a href="Speaking.gamov.io">site</a></li> <li>Confluent Community <a href="https://slackpass.io/confluentcommunity">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/cfp">If I wanted to submit a CFP for Next 2019, how would I do it?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark and Michelle will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Michelle will be at <a href="https://scalebythebay2018.sched.com/event/Fndz">Scale by the Bay</a> on Friday. She&rsquo;ll also be at YOW! <a href="https://sydney.yowconference.com.au/proposal/?id=6860">Sydney</a>, <a href="https://brisbane.yowconference.com.au/proposal/?id=6859">Brisbane</a>, &amp; <a href="https://melbourne.yowconference.com.au/proposal/?id=6858">Melbourne</a> in Nov &amp; December.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/QoXUUeo9GPw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 14, 2018
G Suite with Joanna Smith and Alicia Williams
00:34:47
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/dontmesswithjo">Joanna Smith</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/presactlyalicia">Alicia Williams</a> talk G Suite with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> this week! G Suite is Google&rsquo;s collection of apps to help make working easier. It includes things like Gmail, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, and more and is designed to be collaborative. It&rsquo;s customizable, allowing users to adjust the programs to their needs and be more effective &ndash; including integrating it with Google Cloud! G Suite has an active community of developers building add-ons to increase functionality as well.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="joanna-smith">Joanna Smith</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/dontmesswithjo">Joanna</a> is a Developer Advocate for G Suite, working to make sure that anyone can extend G Suite with clever solutions to make Google work for them.</p> <h5 id="alicia-williams">Alicia Williams</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/presactlyalicia">Alicia</a> is an advocate for Google Cloud, trying to help data analysts solve problems. She uses machine learning, SQL, and visualizations to help solve problems and tell stories.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>A dataset of congressional bills and built a text classification model with AutoML Natural Language by Sara Robinson <a href="https://twitter.com/SRobTweets/status/1057995132933431301">tweet</a> and <a href="https://medium.com/@srobtweets/classifying-congressional-bills-with-machine-learning-d6d769d818fd">blog</a></li> <li>Serverless from the ground up: Connecting Cloud Functions with a database (Part 3) <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/serverless-from-the-ground-up-connecting-cloud-functions-with-a-database-part-3">blog</a></li> <li>How 20th Century Fox uses ML to predict a movie audience <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/how-20th-century-fox-uses-ml-to-predict-a-movie-audience">blog</a></li> <li>Kick off developer projects with improved G Suite Developer Hub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/g-suite/kick-off-developer-projects-with-improved-g-suite-developer-hub">blog</a></li> <li>This multiplayer game integrates Open Match, a highly-scalable, open source matchmaking framework from Google Cloud, Unity <a href="https://twitter.com/googlecloud/status/1057795749822582784">tweet</a>, and <a href="https://www.google.com/doodles/halloween-2018">Google Doodle</a></li> <li>Happy Anniversary, Melanie!</li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>G Suite <a href="https://gsuite.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Google Sheets <a href="https://www.google.com/sheets/about/">site</a></li> <li>G Suite on Google Plus <a href="https://plus.google.com/+gsuite">site</a></li> <li>G Suite Marketplace <a href="https://gsuite.google.com/marketplace/">site</a></li> <li>G Suite on Github <a href="https://github.com/gsuitedevs">site</a></li> <li>G Suite APIs <a href="https://developers.google.com/gsuite/aspects/apis/overview">site</a></li> <li>G Suite App Maker <a href="https://developers.google.com/gsuite/aspects/appmaker/overview">site</a></li> <li>Building IoT Applications on Google Cloud <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYaprBSDy8A">video</a></li> <li>Firestore Google Apps Script Library <a href="https://github.com/grahamearley/FirestoreGoogleAppsScript">site</a></li> <li>Build on G Suite <a href="https://developers.google.com/gsuite/">site</a></li> <li>Advanced Services Documentation <a href="https://developers.google.com/apps-script/guides/services/advanced#enabling_advanced_services">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>New Google Sheets enterprise data integrations with BigQuery and SAP <a href="https://gsuiteupdates.googleblog.com/2018/07/google-sheets-bigquery-SAP-integrations.html">blog</a></li> <li>Analyze big data within Google Sheets <a href="https://gsuite.google.com/campaigns/index__sheets-dataconnectors.html">site</a></li> <li>Analyzing text in a Google Sheet using Cloud Natural Language API and Apps Script <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/analyzing-text-in-a-google-sheet-using-cloud-natural-language-api-and-apps-script">blog</a></li> <li>Entity sentiment analysis on text data in a Google sheet using Cloud Natural Language Github <a href="https://gist.github.com/aliciawilliams/2f27bb592d16109c8c977dab5302af13">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs/open-in-cloud-shell">What if I want to write a code sample with a link that opens the Cloud Console and automatically clones a Git repository into Cloud Shell?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Alicia will be at <a href="https://devfest.withgoogle.com">DevFest</a>.</p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/socml-2018/home">SOCML</a> this month.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/u6KIDRwiOj4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Nov 07, 2018
Bazel with Tony Aiuto
00:30:45
<p>Happy Halloween! On this not-so-spooky episode of the Google Cloud Podcast, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> talk with Tony Aiuto of Bazel. Bazel grew from Google&rsquo;s internal build system, Blaze, to become the open source Bazel that it is today. The aim of the project is to quickly make very large builds across multiple languages.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="tony-aiuto">Tony Aiuto</h5> <p>Tony is the tech-lead/manager for Bazel Product Excellence. He works on removing what enterprise users see as barriers to adoption. Tony&rsquo;s efforts are on bridging the gap between the piece of open source code that the developers see and the product that users want to see.</p> <h5 id="commentary-of-the-week">Commentary of the week</h5> <p>Where can I donate if I’m angry or sad by last week’s news?</p> <ul> <li>Time&rsquo;s Up Now <a href="https://www.timesupnow.com/">site</a></li> <li>Project Alloy <a href="https://www.projectalloy.org">site</a></li> <li>MeToo Stem <a href="https://www.gofundme.com/metoostem">site</a></li> <li>HIAS <a href="https://www.hias.org">site</a></li> <li>ADL <a href="https://www.adl.org/">site</a></li> <li>Protest NIPS conference name <a href="https://www.change.org/p/members-of-nips-board-protestnips-nips-acronym-encourages-sexism-and-is-a-slur-change-the-name?recruiter=552354677&amp;utm_source=share_petition&amp;utm_medium=twitter&amp;utm_campaign=share_petition">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Bazel <a href="https://bazel.build/">site</a></li> <li>BazelCon <a href="https://conf.bazel.build">site</a></li> <li>Bazel on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/bazelbuild/bazel">site</a></li> <li>Bazel Discuss on Google Groups <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/?nomobile=true#!forum/bazel-discuss">site</a></li> <li>Bazel on Slack <a href="https://bazel-slackin.herokuapp.com">site</a></li> <li>Tweag <a href="https://www.tweag.io">site</a></li> <li>Tweag Haskell Rules <a href="https://github.com/tweag/rules_haskell">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>It&rsquo;s Halloween!</li> <li>And it&rsquo;s the 3rd anniversary of the podcast!</li> <li>Gain insights about your GCP resources with asset inventory <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/gain-insights-about-your-gcp-resources-with-asset-inventory">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing the Cloud KMS plugin for HashiCorp Vault <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/introducing-the-cloud-kms-plugin-for-hashicorp-vault">blog</a></li> <li>Serverless from the ground up: Adding a user interface with Google Sheets (Part 2) <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/serverless-from-the-ground-up-adding-a-user-interface-with-google-sheets-part-2">blog</a></li> <li>Cyber Security for the Previous Generation <a href="https://nyghtowl.com/cyber-security-for-the-previous-generation-172d5efba1b3">blog</a></li> <li>The Red Sox won the World Series!</li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/socml-2018/home">SOCML</a> in November.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/2UEkbV-V6S0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 31, 2018
AI Corporations and Communities in Africa with Karim Beguir & Muthoni Wanyoike
00:37:26
<p>On the podcast today, we have two more fascinating interviews from <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a>&rsquo;s time at Deep Learning Indaba! <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> helps host this episode as we speak with <a href="https://twitter.com/@kbeguir">Karim Beguir</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/_tabbz">Muthoni Wanyoike</a> about their company, Instadeep, the wonderful Indaba conference, and the growing AI community in Africa.</p> <p>Instadeep helps large enterprises understand how AI can benefit them. Karim stresses that it is possible to build advanced AI and machine learning programs in Africa because of the growing community of passionate developers and mentors for the new generation. Muthoni tells us about Nairobi Women in Machine Learning and Data Science, a community she is heavily involved with in Nairobi. The group runs workshops and classes for AI developers and encourages volunteers to participate by sharing their knowledge and skills.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="karim-beguir">Karim Beguir</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/@kbeguir">Karim Beguir</a> helps companies get a grip on the latest AI advancements and how to implement them. A graduate of France’s Ecole Polytechnique and former Program Fellow at NYU&rsquo;s Courant Institute, Karim has a passion for teaching and using applied mathematics. This led him to co-found InstaDeep, an AI startup that was nominated at the MWC17 for the Top 20 global startup list made by PCMAG. Karim uses TensorFlow to develop Deep Learning and Reinforcement Learning products. Karim is also the founder of the TensorFlow Tunis Meetup. He regularly organises educational events and workshops to share his experience with the community. Karim is on a mission to democratize AI and make it accessible to a wide audience.</p> <h5 id="muthoni-wanyoike">Muthoni Wanyoike</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/_tabbz">Muthoni Wanyoike</a> is the team lead at Instadeep in Kenya. She is Passionate about bridging the skills gap in AI in Africa and does this by co-organizing the Nairobi Women in Machine Learning community. The community enables learning, mentorship, networking, and job opportunities for people interested in working in AI. She is experienced in research, data analytics, community and project management, and community growth hacking.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Is there life on other planets? Google Cloud is working with NASA&rsquo;s Frontier Development Lab to find out <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/is-there-life-on-other-planets-google-cloud-is-working-with-nasas-frontier-development-lab-to-find-out">blog</a></li> <li>In this Codelab, you will learn about StarCraft II Learning Environment project and to train your first Deep Reinforcement Learning agent. You will also get familiar some of the concepts and frameworks to get to train a machine learning agent. <a href="https://soygema.github.io/starcraftII_machine_learning/#0">site</a></li> <li>A new course to teach people about fairness in ML <a href="https://www.blog.google/technology/ai/new-course-teach-people-about-fairness-machine-learning/?utm_source=googleAI&amp;utm_medium=tweet&amp;utm_campaign=mle-outreach&amp;utm_term=&amp;utm_content=mlcc-fairness-keyword-blog">blog</a></li> <li>Serverless from the ground up: Building a simple microservice with Cloud Functions (Part 1) <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/serverless/serverless-from-the-ground-up-building-a-simple-microservice-with-cloud-functions-part-1">blog</a></li> <li>Superposition Podcast from Deep Learning Indaba with Omoju Miller and Nando de Freitas <a href="https://twitter.com/superpositionZA/status/1050674252486139905">tweet</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ljOwsRAUy4&amp;t=1s">video</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Instadeep <a href="http://www.instadeep.com">site</a></li> <li>Nairobi Women in Machine Learning and Data Science <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Nairobi-Women-in-Machine-Learning-Data-Science/">site</a></li> <li>Neural Information Processing Systems <a href="https://nips.cc">site</a></li> <li>Google Launchpad Accelerator <a href="https://developers.google.com/programs/launchpad/accelerators/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Google Assistant <a href="https://assistant.google.com/#?modal_active=none">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>Hackathon Lagos <a href="https://www.hackathon.com/city/nigeria/lagos/2018">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Book <a href="http://www.deeplearningbook.org">book</a></li> <li>Ranked Reward: Enabling Self-Play Reinforcement Learning for Combinatorial Optimization <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1807.01672.pdf">research paper</a></li> <li>Lessons learned on building a tech community <a href="https://towardsdatascience.com/12-meetups-later-heres-10-invaluable-lessons-we-ve-learned-on-building-a-tech-community-a6de5aedba30">blog</a></li> <li>Kenya Open Data Initiative <a href="http://icta.go.ke/kenya-open-data-initiative/">site</a></li> <li>R for Data Science GitHub <a href="https://github.com/hadley/r4ds">site</a> and <a href="http://r4ds.had.co.nz/">book</a></li> <li>TWIML Presents Deep Learning Indaba <a href="https://twimlai.com/indaba2018/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I want to create a GKE cluster with a specific major kubernetes version (or even just the latest) using the command line tools, how do I do that?</p> <ul> <li>GCloud container clusters create <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/container/clusters/create">site</a></li> <li>Specifying cluster version <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/versioning-and-upgrades#specifying_cluster_version">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Our guests will be at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/indaba-2019.html">Indaba 2019</a> in Kenya.</p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/socml-2018/home">SOCML</a> in November.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/xc_o3DxIChc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 24, 2018
Java & Jib with Patrick Flynn and Mike Eltsufin
00:29:35
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> speak with <a href="https://twitter.com/patricknflynn">Patrick Flynn</a> and Mike Eltsufin about their exciting new Java products for Google Cloud. Mike tells us all about the new Spring Cloud GCP, a helpful tool that integrates Google Cloud Platform APIs and the Spring Framework. Patrick elaborates on his team&rsquo;s new tool, Jib, a Java container image builder, and how it helps Java developers.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="patrick-flynn">Patrick Flynn</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/patricknflynn">Patrick Flynn</a> is a long time Java developer who spent many years in Google Ads, and is now four years into being the tech lead of the Google Cloud Java Tools team.</p> <h5 id="mike-eltsufin">Mike Eltsufin</h5> <p><a href="https://github.com/meltsufin">Mike Eltsufin</a> has been an enterprise Java application developer in the banking sector for over a decade before joining Google. Currently, he&rsquo;s the tech lead of the Cloud Java Frameworks team, focusing on bringing the goodness of Spring Boot to Google Cloud Java developers.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing container-native load balancing on Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/introducing-container-native-load-balancing-on-google-kubernetes-engine">blog</a></li> <li>Simplifying cloud networking for enterprises: announcing Cloud NAT and more <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/networking/simplifying-cloud-networking-for-enterprises-announcing-cloud-nat-and-more">blog</a></li> <li>Store it, analyze it, back it up: Cloud Storage updates bring new replication options <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/storage-data-transfer/store-it-analyze-it-back-it-up-cloud-storage-updates-bring-new-replication-options">blog</a></li> <li>Postmortems and Retrospectives with Liz and Seth <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBe7U2b3tsA&amp;index=11&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqJrKl7D2u-gmis8h9K66qoj">video</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 127: SRE vs Devops with Liz Fong-Jones and Seth Vargo <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-127-sre-vs-devops-with-liz-fong-jones-and-seth-vargo/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Spring Framework <a href="https://spring.io">site</a></li> <li>Spring Boot <a href="https://spring.io/projects/spring-boot">site</a></li> <li>Spring Cloud GCP <a href="https://cloud.spring.io/spring-cloud-gcp/">site</a></li> <li>Spring Cloud GCP on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/spring-cloud/spring-cloud-gcp">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Sql <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Datastore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/datastore/">site</a></li> <li>Docker <a href="https://www.docker.com">site</a></li> <li>Jib on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/jib">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Tools for IntelliJ Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/tools/intellij/docs/">site</a></li> <li>Introducing Jib — build Java Docker images better <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-jib-build-java-docker-images-better">blog</a></li> <li>Bazel <a href="https://bazel.build">site</a></li> <li>Skaffold on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/skaffold">site</a></li> <li>Netty <a href="https://netty.io">site</a></li> <li>SpringOne <a href="https://springoneplatform.io">site</a></li> <li>Knative and riff for Spring Developers <a href="https://content.pivotal.io/springone-platform-2018/knative-and-riff-for-spring-developers">video</a></li> <li>Jib Gitter <a href="https://gitter.im/google/jib">site</a></li> <li>Sig Apps <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community/tree/master/sig-apps">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Slack <a href="https://kubernetes.slack.com">site</a></li> <li>Codelabs <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/spring">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What if we have an object in Google Cloud Storage, and I want to automatically change an aspect of it &ndash; such as:</p> <ul> <li>Downgrade the storage class of objects older than 365 days to Coldline Storage.</li> <li>Delete objects created before January 1, 2013.</li> <li>Keep only the 3 most recent versions of each object in a bucket with versioning enabled.</li> </ul> <p>Managing Object Lifecycles <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/lifecycle">docs</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/managing-lifecycles">guide</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Patrick&rsquo;s team will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.cn/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-china-2018">KubeCon Shanghai</a> and <a href="https://www.oracle.com/code-one/register.html">Oracle Code One</a> and he will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon Seattle</a></p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">KubeCon</a> in December.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://signal.twilio.com/$bash">Twilio Signal $BASH</a> event on Thursday and <a href="https://sites.google.com/view/socml-2018/home">SOCML</a> in November.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/GXNLTzHsR9Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 17, 2018
Strange Loop, Remote Working, & Distributed Systems with KF
00:36:39
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> celebrate their 150th episode this week with a high-energy interview of mutual friend, <a href="https://twitter.com/kf">KF</a>, at <a href="https://twitter.com/strangeloop_stl">Strange Loop</a>. KF gives her perspective on Strange Loop, working remotely, and distributed systems. She compliments Strange Loop for the diversity it has achieved as the conference has grown. She laments the lack of introductory material for distributed systems learners, saying it&rsquo;s not as complicated as everyone thinks but needs more educational material for beginners! In general, she believes everyone could benefit from some code study, especially if you can find a good mentor. KF also gives us some great tips for working remotely and staying effective and social.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="katherine-fellows">Katherine Fellows</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/kf">KF</a> is a senior engineer focusing on backend, infrastructure, and data engineering. She has worked remotely for companies at all stages of growth in San Francisco, New York City, Portland, and Philadelphia. Most recently, she’s been a Senior Software Engineer at Turbine Labs, developing tools that leverage a service mesh to make collaboration more effective for engineering teams. KF currently lives with her cat in Portland, OR.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing PyTorch across Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/introducing-pytorch-across-google-cloud">blog</a></li> <li>Is that a device driver, golf driver, or taxi driver? Building custom translation models with AutoML Translate <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/is-that-a-device-driver-golf-driver-or-taxi-driver-building-custom-translation-models-with-automl-translate">blog</a></li> <li>A developer onramp to Kubernetes with GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/a-developer-onramp-to-kubernetes-with-gke">blog</a></li> <li>Network controls in GCP vs. on-premises: Not so different after all <a href="Network controls in GCP vs. on-premises: Not so different after all">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Strange Loop <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Docker <a href="https://www.docker.com">site</a></li> <li>SRE <a href="https://landing.google.com/sre/">site</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 102: Smart Parking and IoT Core with Brian Granatir <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-102-smart-parking-and-iot-core-with-brian-granatir/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I encrypt and decrypt data with Cloud KMS? <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kms/docs/encrypt-decrypt">Symetric</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kms/docs/encrypt-decrypt-rsa">Asymetric</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will definitely be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">Kubecon</a> in December. Mark streams on Twitch <a href="https://www.twitch.tv/markmandel">streaming</a>.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://www.camlis.org">CAMLIS</a>.</p> <h5 id="get-in-touch">Get in touch!</h5> <ul> <li><a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com">Website</a></li> <li><a href="mailto:hello@gcppodcast.com">Email us!</a></li> <li><a href="https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqHifj2vakWyY9KD0AIRCMf8LPo4a9925Ic5VzGEzFlM9YGw/viewform">Ask us a question</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.reddit.com/r/gcppodcast/">Reddit</a></li> <li><a href="https://plus.google.com/+Gcppodcast">Google Plus</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/gcppodcast">Twitter</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/mLtXrHCE6Mg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 10, 2018
Deep Learning Research in Africa with Yabebal Fantaye & Jessica Phalafala
00:49:17
<p>Today, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> brings you another great interview from her time at <a href="https://twitter.com/deepindaba">Deep Learning Indaba</a> in South Africa. She was joined by Yabebal Fantaye and Jessica Phalafala for an in-depth look at the deep learning research that&rsquo;s going on in the continent.</p> <p>At the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, the aim is to gather together minds from all over Africa and the world to not only learn but to use their distinct perspectives to contribute to research that furthers the sciences. Our guests are both part of this initiative, using their specialized skills to expand the abilities of the group and stretch the boundaries of machine learning, mathematics, and other sciences.</p> <p>Yabebal elaborates on the importance of AIMS and Deep Learning Indaba, noting that the more people can connect with each other, the more confidence they will gain. Jessica points out how this research in Africa can do more than just advance science. By focusing on African problems and solutions, machine learning research can help increase the GDP and economic standards of a continent thought to be &ldquo;behind&rdquo;.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="jessica-phalafala">Jessica Phalafala</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/rjphalafala">Jessica Phalafala</a> is a PhD Applied Mathematics student at Stellenbosch University and currently affiliated with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. In her mid-twenties, she finds herself with four qualifications all obtained with distinction, including a Master of Science in Pure Mathematics degree from the University of the Witwatersrand. Jessica is interested in using her functional analysis background together with a number of newly developed skills to contribute towards developing rigorous mathematical theory to support some existing deep learning methods and algorithms for her PhD research. Outside of research she takes great interest in fast-tracking the level of accessibility of higher education in South Africa as co-founder of the Sego Sa Lesedi Foundation, a platform created to inform underprivileged high school learners of career and funding opportunities in science as well as provide them with mentorship as they transition into undergraduate studies.</p> <h5 id="yabebal-fantaye">Yabebal Fantaye</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/yabebalf">Dr. Fantaye</a> is an AIMS-ARETE Research Chair based in South Africa. His research is in applying artificial intelligence and advanced statistical methods to cosmological data sets in order to understand the nature of the universe and to satellite images of the Earth in order to find alternative ways to monitor African development progress. Dr. Fantaye is a fellow of the World Economic Forum Young Scientists community, and a fellow and a Chair of the Next Einstein Forum Community of Scientists.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>A Kubernetes FAQ for the C-suite <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/containers-kubernetes/kubernetes-faq-for-the-c-suite">blog</a></li> <li>BigQuery and surrogate keys: a practical approach <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/bigquery-and-surrogate-keys-practical-approach">blog</a></li> <li>Adding custom intelligence to Gmail with serverless on GCP <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/adding-custom-intelligence-to-gmail-with-serverless-on-gcp">blog</a></li> <li>Announcing Cloud Tasks, a task queue service for App Engine flex and second generation runtimes <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/application-development/announcing-cloud-tasks-a-task-queue-service-for-app-engine-flex-and-second-generation-runtimes">blog</a></li> <li>Unity and DeepMind partner to advance AI research <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/09/26/unity-and-deepmind-partner-to-advance-ai-research/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>African Institute for Mathematical Sciences <a href="https://aims.ac.za">site</a></li> <li>Provable approximation properties for deep neural networks <a href="https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1063520316300033">research</a></li> <li>Next Einstein Initiative <a href="https://www.nexteinstein.org">site</a></li> <li>Square Kilometer Array (SKA) <a href="https://www.skatelescope.org">site</a></li> <li>University of the Witwatersrand <a href="http://www.wits.ac.za">site</a></li> <li>Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) <a href="https://www.csir.co.za">site</a></li> <li>South African National Space Agency (SANSA) <a href="https://www.sansa.org.za">site</a></li> <li>National Astrophysics and Space Science Programme (NASSP)<a href="https://www.star.ac.za">site</a></li> <li>IndabaX <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/indabax.html">site</a></li> <li>Coursera <a href="https://www.coursera.org/">site</a></li> <li>Andrej Karpathy <a href="https://cs.stanford.edu/people/karpathy/">research</a></li> <li>Andrej Karpathy Blog <a href="http://karpathy.github.io">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I’m using the Cluster Autoscaler for Kubernetes (or GKE), how can I prevent it from removing specific nodes from the cluster when scaling down?</p> <ul> <li>How can I prevent Cluster Autoscaler from scaling down a particular node? <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/autoscaler/blob/master/cluster-autoscaler/FAQ.md#how-can-i-prevent-cluster-autoscaler-from-scaling-down-a-particular-node">github</a></li> <li>What types of pods can prevent CA from removing a node? <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/autoscaler/blob/master/cluster-autoscaler/FAQ.md#what-types-of-pods-can-prevent-ca-from-removing-a-node">github</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will definitely be at <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-north-america-2018/">Kubecon</a> in December and will probably be at <a href="https://unite.unity.com/2018/los-angeles">Unite L.A.</a> this month.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at <a href="https://monktoberfest.com/">Monktoberfest</a> Oct 4th in Portland, Maine and will be at <a href="https://www.camlis.org">CAMLIS</a> the following week.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/zsi9eVGy7Z8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Oct 03, 2018
Wellio with Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko
00:45:15
<p>In our last (but not least!) interview from NEXT, <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> talked with Sivan Aldor-Noiman and Erik Andrejko about <a href="https://twitter.com/getwellio">Wellio</a>, an awesome new platform that combines AI and healthy eating. Wellio was developed as a way to not only educate users on the importance of proper nutrition for well-being but to give them their own personal nutritionist.</p> <p>The data scientists at Wellio started from scratch (pun intended) to create their own food-related database and then began training models so the data could be organized and personalized. Using a combination of human power and machine learning techniques, Wellio learns your preferences, allergies, diets, etc. and will make healthy decisions for you based on these key facts. It chooses recipes, populates a grocery list, and even has the ingredients delivered to your door in time for dinner!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="sivan-aldor-noiman">Sivan Aldor-Noiman</h5> <p>Sivan heads Data Science for Wellio, an early stage startup in the FoodTech space that is helping people eat better. In Wellio, her team delivers models that help inspire, empower and adapt to people’s eating needs, cooking abilities and health constraints. She began her career in the Israeli military serving as an instructor for an anti-tank missile unit (please don’t think Rambo, think more like a classroom teacher). Sivan then transitioned to school and received her undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and a Master in Statistics from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology. She moved to the U.S. to complete a Ph.D. degree in Statistics from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. In her previous job, Sivan ended up leading several Data Science teams and learned that she really liked leading technical people since she got to learn a lot from them. Ultimately, she missed the smaller company mentality, so she is back in the startup world. Sivan was once asked to define herself so here goes: &ldquo;I am an enthusiastic disagreeable giver and a constant empirical driven learner&rdquo;.</p> <h5 id="erik-andrejko">Erik Andrejko</h5> <p>Erik has spent his career making a positive impact on the world through mathematics. He is a co-founder and Chief Technology Officer of Wellio - an early stage startup applying AI to the intersection of food and human health. Previously, Erik lead the data science and research organization at The Climate Corporation, which applies data science to solve challenging problems in numerous domains including climatology, agronomic modeling and geospatial applications. When not analyzing interesting datasets, Erik can often be found riding up some incline on a bicycle or cooking.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Summary of Google Cloud Next Tokyo <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba GCP Credit Awards <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepIndaba/status/1040561702910263297">site</a></li> <li>Data Studio and Dataprep are now generally available <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/unlock-insights-with-ease-data-studio-and-cloud-dataprep-are-now-generally-available">blog</a> <ul> <li>DS: BI analyze <a href="https://datastudio.google.com/data">more than 500 other data sources</a> via more than 100 partner-built connectors and used by over a million people globally</li> <li>DP: new look, team collab and more analytics features <a href="https://www.trifacta.com/blog/announcing-general-availability-google-cloud-dataprep-trifacta/">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Announcing general availability of Cloud Memorystore for Redis <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/databases/announcing-general-availability-of-cloud-memorystore-for-redis">blog</a></li> <li>Coursera Advanced Machine Learning with TensorFlow with GCP <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/training-certifications/now-on-coursera-advanced-machine-learning-with-tensorflow-on-google-cloud-platform">blog</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloudonair.withgoogle.com/events/americas">Webinar</a> on October 9th at 9AM PST to learn more</li> </ul></li> <li>Simplifying ML predictions with Google Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/simplifying-ml-predictions-with-google-cloud-functions">blog</a></li> <li>50 Best Cloud Security Podcasts <a href="https://securityboulevard.com/2018/09/50-best-cloud-security-podcasts/">site</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode #100: Vint Cerf: past, present, and future of the internet <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-100-vint-cerf/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Wellio <a href="www.getwellio.com">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Composer <a href="https://cloud.google.com/composer/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud ML Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>Keras <a href="https://keras.io">site</a></li> <li>Scikit Learn <a href="http://scikit-learn.org/stable/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud TPU <a href="https://cloud.google.com/tpu/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Vision <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/">site</a></li> <li>DevOps201 for Application Developers <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzE-zNX67w0&amp;list=PLBgogxgQVM9v0xG0QTFQ5PTbNrj8uGSS-&amp;index=221&amp;t=0s">video</a></li> <li>Cloud Firestore <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/firestore/">site</a></li> <li>Day 3 Keynote: Made Here Together <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQPOPV_VH5w&amp;index=337&amp;t=0s&amp;list=PLBgogxgQVM9v0xG0QTFQ5PTbNrj8uGSS-">video</a></li> <li>Spinnaker <a href="https://www.spinnaker.io">site</a></li> <li>Contact Wellio <a href="mailto: sivan@getwellio.com">email</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="questions-of-the-week">Questions of the week</h5> <p>Is Inbox going away?</p> <ul> <li>Inbox is signing off: find your favorite features in the new Gmail <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/gmail/inbox-signing-find-your-favorite-features-new-gmail/">blog</a></li> <li>5 ways the new Gmail can help you get more done <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/gmail/5-ways-new-gmail-can-help-you-get-more-done/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We&rsquo;ll both be at <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p> <p>Mark will probably be at <a href="https://unite.unity.com/2018/los-angeles">Unite L.A.</a> in October.</p> <p>Melanie speaking at <a href="https://monktoberfest.com/">Monktoberfest</a> Oct 4th in Portland, Maine.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/CUkutJjVLJQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 26, 2018
DL Indaba: AI Investments in Africa
01:03:57
<p>This week we are bringing you a couple of interviews from last week&rsquo;s <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepIndaba">Deep Learning Indaba</a> conference. <a href="https://twitter.com/vukosi">Dr. Vukosi Marivate</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/andreaboehmert">Andrea Bohmert</a> and Yasin(i) Musa Ayami talk about the burgeoning machine learning community, research, companies and AI investment landscape in Africa. While Mark is at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Google Cloud Next in Tokyo</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> is joined by special guest co-hosts <a href="https://twitter.com/nunuska">Nyalleng Moorosi</a> and Willie Brink.</p> <p>Vukosi and Yasin(i) share how Deep Learning Indaba is playing an important role to recognize and grow machine learning research and companies on the African continent. We also discuss Yasin(i)&rsquo;s prototyped app, Tukuka, and how it won the Maathai Award which is given to individuals who are a positive force for change. Tukuka is being built to aid economically disadvantaged women in Zambia get access to financial resources that are currently unavailable. Andrea rounds up the interviews by giving us a VC perspective on the AI start-up landscape in Africa and how that compares to other parts of the world. As Nyalleng says at the end, AI is happening in Africa and has great potential for impact.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="willie-brink">Willie Brink</h5> <p>Willie Brink is a senior lecturer of Applied Mathematics in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He teaches various courses in Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, at all levels, and his research interests fall mainly in the broad fields of computer vision and machine learning. He has worked on multi-view geometry, visual odometry, recognition and tracking, probabilistic graphical models, as well as deep learning. Recent research directions include visual knowledge representation and reasoning. Willie is also one of the founders and organisers of the Deep Learning Indaba, an exciting initiative working to celebrate and strengthen machine learning and artificial intelligence research in Africa, and to promote diversity and transformation in these fields.</p> <h5 id="nyalleng-moorosi">Nyalleng Moorosi</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/nunuska">Nyalleng</a> is a Software Engineer and Researcher with the Google AI team in Ghana. Before joining Google, Nyalleng was a senior Data Science researcher at South Africa’s national science lab, Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), with the Modeling and Digital Sciences Unit. In her capacity at CSIR, she works on projects ranging from: rhino poaching prevention with park rangers, working with news outlets to understand social media sentiments, and searching for Biomarkers in African cancer proteomes. Before getting into ML research at CSIR, she was a computer science lecturer at Fort Hare University and a software engineer at Thomson Reuters. Moorosi is an active member of Women in Machine Learning, Black in Artificial Intelligence, and an organising member of the Deep Learning Indaba - a yearly workshop that gathers African researchers in one space to share ideas and grow machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities.</p> <h5 id="dr-vukosi-marivate">Dr. Vukosi Marivate</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/vukosi">Dr. Vukosi Marivate</a> holds a PhD in Computer Science (Rutgers University) and MSc &amp; BSc in Electrical Engineering (Wits University). He has recently started at the University of Pretoria as the ABSA Chair of Data Science. Vukosi works on developing Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence methods to extract insights from data. A large part of his work over the last few years has been in the intersection of Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing (due to the abundance of text data and need to extract insights). As part of his vision for the ABSA Data Science chair, Vukosi is interested in Data Science for Social Impact, using local challenges as a springboard for research. In this area Vukosi has worked on projects in science, energy, public safety and utilities. Vukosi is an organizer of the Deep Learning Indaba, the largest Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence workshop on the African continent, aiming to strengthen African Machine Learning. He is passionate about developing young talent, supervising MSc and PhD students, and mentoring budding Data Scientists.</p> <h5 id="yasin-i-musa-ayami">Yasin(i) Musa Ayami</h5> <p>Yasin(i) Musa Ayami is Team Lead at TsogoloTech and a certified Oracle Associate. Mr. Ayami recently graduated with a Master&rsquo;s Degree in Information Technology at the prestigious Durban University of Technology (DUT) were his study mainly focused on Computer Vision and Machine Learning. Prior to him enrolling for his Master&rsquo;s Degree, Mr Ayami served as an Intern Software Engineer at DUT&rsquo;s App Factory where he also served as Team Lead before deciding to further his studies. He also worked as a Part-Time Student Instructor at the DUT. In 2017, he co-founded TsogoloTech. His vision has always been to leverage technology for social good.</p> <h5 id="andrea-bohmert">Andrea Bohmert</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/andreaboehmert">Andrea Bohmert</a> is a Co-Managing Partner at Knife Capital. Before joining Knife Capital, she was the Founder and Co-Managing Partner of Hasso Plattner Ventures Africa. Passionate about strategizing how to scale businesses and meeting the entrepreneurs responsible for creating them, she has been actively involved in numerous initiatives aiming to accelerate the African entrepreneurial ecosystem.</p> <h5 id="what-are-you-looking-forward-to-this-week">What are you looking forward to this week?</h5> <ul> <li>AlphaGo Movie <a href="https://www.alphagomovie.com/">site</a></li> <li>WiML: Women in Machine Learning <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/women-in-ml.html">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba Poster Sessions <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/poster-sessions.html">site</a></li> <li>Neural Information Processing Systems <a href="https://nips.cc">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Deep Learning Indaba <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba GitHub <a href="https://github.com/deep-learning-indaba/indaba-2018">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba Tutorials <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/other-tutorials.html">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba 2018 Slides <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/slides-2018.html">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba 2017 Presentations <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/videos-978728.html">videos</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba X <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/indabax.html">site</a></li> <li>Yasin(i) Musa Ayami on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/ayamlearning">site</a> and LinkedIn <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/yasin-musa-ayami-8a2490108/">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba Award Winners <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/blog/winners-of-the-kambule-and-maathai-awards">site</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepIndaba/status/1039813047043469312">tweet</a></li> <li>Maathai Award <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com/maathai-award.html">site</a></li> <li>Xamarin <a href="https://visualstudio.microsoft.com/xamarin/">site</a></li> <li>SuperPosition at The Deep Learning Indaba with Dr. Vukosi Marivate <a href="https://soundcloud.com/super-position-846221228/drvukosimarivate">podcast</a></li> <li>Knife Capital <a href="https://www.knifecap.com/">site</a></li> <li>Investing in AI by Andrea Bohmert <a href="http://aiexpoafrica.com/2018/08/13/investing-in-ai/">article</a></li> <li>10 Defining Moments that shaped the 2016 SA startup ecosystem <a href="http://ventureburn.com/2017/01/10-defining-moments-shaped-2016-south-african-startup-ecosystem/">article</a></li> <li>Data Science Africa <a href="http://www.datascienceafrica.org">site</a></li> <li>International Data Week <a href="http://www.internationaldataweek.org">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Platform Credits award winners <a href="https://twitter.com/DeepIndaba/status/1040561702910263297">tweet</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>The co-hosts weigh in on our question of the week: What have you taken away from this week and will take forward?</p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark and Melanie will be at <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p> <p>Willie will be teaching <a href="https://mml-stellenbosch.github.io">Machine Learning at Stellenbosch University</a> this summer.</p> <p>Nyalleng will be at the <a href="https://wimlworkshop.org/sh_events/wiml-workshop-2018/">Women in Machine Learning Workshop</a> and the <a href="https://nips.cc">Neural Information Processing Systems Conference</a> in Montreal in December.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ohSeAmGwdtE" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 19, 2018
Google AI with Jeff Dean
00:44:15
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDean">Jeff Dean</a>, the lead of Google AI, is on the podcast this week to talk with <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> about AI and machine learning research, his upcoming talk at Deep Learning Indaba and his educational pursuit of parallel processing and computer systems was how his career path got him into AI. We covered topics from his team&rsquo;s work with TPUs and TensorFlow, the impact computer vision and speech recognition is having on AI advancements and how simulations are being used to help advance science in areas like quantum chemistry. We also discussed his passion for the development of AI talent in the content of Africa and the opening of Google AI Ghana. It&rsquo;s a full episode where we cover a lot of ground. One piece of advice he left us with, &ldquo;the way to do interesting things is to partner with people who know things you don&rsquo;t.&rdquo;</p> <p>Listen for the end of the podcast where our colleague, <a href="https://twitter.com/gabeweiss_">Gabe Weiss</a>, helps us answer the question of the week about how to get data from IoT core to display in real time on a web front end.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="jeff-dean">Jeff Dean</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDean">Jeff Dean</a> joined Google in 1999 and is currently a Google Senior Fellow, leading Google AI and related research efforts. His teams are working on systems for speech recognition, computer vision, language understanding, and various other machine learning tasks. He has co-designed/implemented many generations of Google&rsquo;s crawling, indexing, and query serving systems, and co-designed/implemented major pieces of Google&rsquo;s initial advertising and AdSense for Content systems. He is also a co-designer and co-implementor of Google&rsquo;s distributed computing infrastructure, including the MapReduce, BigTable and Spanner systems, protocol buffers, the open-source TensorFlow system for machine learning, and a variety of internal and external libraries and developer tools.</p> <p>Jeff received a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Washington in 1996, working with Craig Chambers on whole-program optimization techniques for object-oriented languages. He received a B.S. in computer science &amp; economics from the University of Minnesota in 1990. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering, and of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences (AAAS), and a winner of the ACM Prize in Computing.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google Dataset Search is in beta <a href="https://toolbox.google.com/datasetsearch">site</a></li> <li>Expanding our Public Datasets for geospatial and ML-based analytics <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/expanding-our-public-datasets-geospatial-and-ml-based-analytics">blog</a> <ul> <li>Zip Code Tabulation Area (ZCTA) <a href="https://console.cloud.google.com/marketplace/details/bigquery-public-data/zipcode_area?pli=1">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Google AI and Kaggle Inclusive Images Challenge <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/c/inclusive-images-challenge">site</a></li> <li>We are rated in the top 100 technology podcasts on iTunes <a href="http://toppodcast.com/top-podcasts/?search_string=&amp;search_cat=23&amp;search_submit=Submit">site</a></li> <li>What makes TPUs fine-tuned for deep learning? <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/what-makes-tpus-fine-tuned-for-deep-learning">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Jeff Dean on Google AI <a href="http://ai.google/research/people/jeff">profile</a></li> <li>Deep Learning Indaba <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">site</a></li> <li>Google AI <a href="https://ai.google/">site</a></li> <li>Google AI in Ghana <a href="https://www.blog.google/around-the-globe/google-africa/google-ai-ghana/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Brain <a href="https://ai.google/research/teams/brain">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/">site</a></li> <li>DeepMind <a href="https://deepmind.com/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud TPU <a href="https://cloud.google.com/tpu/">site</a></li> <li>Google I/O Effective ML with Cloud TPUs <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEOtG-ChmZE">video</a></li> <li>Liquid cooling system <a href="https://datacenterfrontier.com/google-shifts-to-liquid-cooling-for-ai-data-crunching/">article</a></li> <li>DAWNBench Results <a href="https://dawn.cs.stanford.edu/benchmark/">site</a></li> <li>Waymo (Alphabet’s Autonomous Car) <a href="https://waymo.com">site</a></li> <li>DeepMind AlphaGo <a href="https://deepmind.com/research/alphago/">site</a></li> <li>Open AI Dota 2 <a href="https://blog.openai.com/dota-2/">blog</a></li> <li>Moustapha Cisse <a href="http://moustaphacisse.com/">profile</a></li> <li>Sanjay Ghemawat <a href="https://ai.google/research/people/SanjayGhemawat">profile</a></li> <li>Neural Information Processing Systems Conference <a href="https://nips.cc">site</a></li> <li>Previous Podcasts <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 117: Cloud AI with Dr. Fei-Fei Li <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-117-cloud-ai-with-fei-fei-li/">podcast</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 136: Robotics, Navigation, and Reinforcement Learning with Raia Hadsell <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-136-robotics-navigation-and-reinforcement-learning-with-raia-hadsell/">podcast</a></li> <li>TWiML &amp; AI Systems and Software for ML at Scale with Jeff Dean <a href="https://twimlai.com/twiml-talk-124-systems-software-machine-learning-scale-jeff-dean/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Additional Resources <ul> <li>arXiv.org <a href="https://arxiv.org/">site</a></li> <li>Chris Olah <a href="http://colah.github.io">blog</a></li> <li>Distill Journal <a href="https://distill.pub">site</a></li> <li>Google’s Machine Learning Crash Course <a href="https://developers.google.com/machine-learning/crash-course/">site</a></li> <li>Deep Learning by Ian Goodfellow, Yoshua Bengio and Aaron Courville <a href="https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/deep-learning">book</a> and <a href="https://www.deeplearningbook.org/">site</a></li> <li>NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering <a href="http://www.engineeringchallenges.org/challenges.aspx">site</a></li> <li>Senior Thesis Parallel Implementations of Neural Network Training: Two Back-Propagation Approaches by Jeff Dean <a href="https://drive.google.com/file/d/1I1fs4sczbCaACzA9XwxR3DiuXVtqmejL/view">paper</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDean/status/1033054187742015489">tweet</a></li> <li>Machine Learning for Systems and Systems for Machine Learning <a href="http://learningsys.org/nips17/assets/slides/dean-nips17.pdf">slides</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I get data from IoT core to display in real time on a web front end?</p> <ul> <li>Building IoT Applications on Google Cloud <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYaprBSDy8A">video</a></li> <li>MQTT <a href="http://mqtt.org">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Firestore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/firestore/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie is at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">Deep Learning Indaba</a> and Mark is at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Tokyo NEXT</a>. We’ll both be at <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a> end of the month.</p> <p>Gabe will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/london">Cloud Next London</a> and the <a href="https://www.iotsworldcongress.com/the-event/visit-passes/">IoT World Congress</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/BLKTk6m23Nk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 12, 2018
ATLAS with Dr. Mario Lassnig
00:25:50
<p>Our guest today is <a href="https://twitter.com/mlassnig">Dr. Mario Lassnig</a>, a software engineer working on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN! <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> put on their physics hats as they learn all about what it takes to manage the petabytes of data involved in such a large research project.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="dr-mario-lassnig">Dr. Mario Lassnig</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mlassnig">Dr. Mario Lassnig</a> has been working as a Software Engineer at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN) since 2006. Within the ATLAS Experiment, he is responsible for all aspects of its large-scale distributed data, including management, storage, network, and access. He is also one of the principal developers of the Rucio system for scientific data management. In his previous life, he developed mobile navigation software for multi-modal transportation in Vienna at Seibersdorf Research, as well as cryptographic smart-card applications for access control at the University of Klagenfurt. He holds a Master&rsquo;s degree in Computer Science from the University of Klagenfurt, and a doctoral degree in Computer Science from the University of Innsbruck.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>The Machines Can Do the Work, a Story of Kubernetes Testing, CI, and Automating the Contributor Experience <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/2018/08/29/the-machines-can-do-the-work-a-story-of-kubernetes-testing-ci-and-automating-the-contributor-experience/">blog</a> <ul> <li>Google Cloud grants $9M in credits for the operation of the Kubernetes project <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/google-cloud-grants-9m-in-credits-for-the-operation-of-the-kubernetes-project">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Improving job searches for veterans with Google Cloud&rsquo;s Talent Solution <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/improving-job-search-for-veterans-with-google-clouds-talent-solution">blog</a></li> <li>Unity For Beginners… From a Beginner <a href="https://medium.com/@jonfoust/unity-for-beginners-from-a-beginner-9e2eaef57873">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 134: Connected Games with Unity and Google Cloud with Brett Bibby and Micah Baker <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-134-connected-games-with-unity-and-google-cloud/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Neural Information Processing Systems Conference <a href="https://nips.cc/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Rucio - Scientific Data Management <a href="https://rucio.cern.ch/">site</a></li> <li>CERN <a href="https://home.cern">site</a></li> <li>ATLAS <a href="https://atlas.cern">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a></li> <li>Google Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>G Suite <a href="https://gsuite.google.com">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>Rucio on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/rucio">site</a></li> <li>University of Oslo <a href="https://www.uio.no/english/">site</a></li> <li>University of Innsbruck <a href="https://www.uibk.ac.at/index.html.en">site</a></li> <li>Brookhaven National Laboratory <a href="https://www.bnl.gov/world/">site</a></li> <li>University of Texas at Arlington <a href="https://www.uta.edu/uta/">site</a></li> <li>Square Kilometer Array <a href="https://www.skatelescope.org">site</a></li> <li>DUNE <a href="http://www.dunescience.org">site</a></li> <li>LIGO Lab <a href="https://www.ligo.caltech.edu">site</a></li> <li>Scientific Computing with Google Cloud Platform: Experiences from the Trenches in Particle Physics and Earth Sciences <a href="https://youtu.be/N4eT9Lfvuro">video</a></li> <li>GCP Podcast Episode 122: Project Jupyter with Jessica Forde, Yuvi Panda and Chris Holdgraf <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-122-project-jupyter-with-jessica-forde-yuvi-panda-and-chris-holdgraf/">podcast</a></li> <li>Rucio Workshop <a href="https://indico.cern.ch/event/676472/">site</a></li> <li>ACM/IEEE Supercomputing 2018 <a href="https://sc18.supercomputing.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I am not familiar with Docker or Kubernetes - where can I get started?</p> <ul> <li><p>Docker</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://docs.docker.com/get-started/">Docker&rsquo;s official &ldquo;Getting Started&rdquo; guide</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.katacoda.com/courses/docker">Katacoda&rsquo;s free, interactive Docker course</a></li> </ul></li> <li><p>Kubernetes</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/kubernetes-comic/">You should totally read this comic and interactive tutorial</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.katacoda.com/courses/kubernetes">Katacoda&rsquo;s free, interactive Kubernetes course</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">Deep Learning Indaba</a>.</p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Tokyo NEXT</a>.</p> <p>We&rsquo;ll both be at <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strange Loop</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/a_U29SjAjYk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Sep 05, 2018
Mercari with Taichi Nakashima and Tonghui (Terry) Li
00:23:27
<p>This week we learn about how Mercari is handling migrating from an on-prem monolithic infrastructure to cloud microservices architecture with GKE. <a href="https://twitter.com/ummterry">Terry</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/deeeet">Taichi</a> share with <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> what drove the decision for the change, the challenges and what the team has learned from the transition. The real value for this change has been about making the platform more scalable as they grow to meet the needs of their millions of daily active users. It&rsquo;s another great interview we captured out of Google NEXT.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="taichi-nakashima">Taichi Nakashima</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/deeeet">Taichi</a> is a tech lead for the microservices platform at Mercari. Prior to Mercari, he was a backend engineer at Rakuten, building internal Platform as a Service. Mercari chose microservice architecture as their next development platform, and built two teams to proceed with the migration. One is the microservice platform team that is building a platform that can deploy any microservices, and the other is the microservice development team that are focusing on migrating the current monolithic API to microservices. Mercari use GKE as a platform and GCP as the main infrastructure for microservices.</p> <h5 id="tonghui-terry-li">Tonghui (Terry) Li</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/ummterry">Tonghui</a> joined Mercari in April 2018 and is responsible for migrating the monolithic backend API to a microservice architecture. Prior to Mercari, he was a tech lead of Indeed, working on different components of the job search engine including Title Normalization, Location system, Job Search API, and more.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>How to call the Cloud AutoML API from a web app <a href="https://github.com/sararob/automl-api-demo">site</a> <ul> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 108: Launchpad Studio with Malika Cantor and Peter Norvig <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-108-lauchpad-studio-with-malika-cantor-and-peter-norvig/">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Who is this street artist? Building a graffiti artist classifier using AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/ai-machine-learning/who-street-artist-building-graffiti-artist-classifier-using-automl">blog</a></li> <li>Datastore Transactions, Batches and Perf! <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=626UFM0dy8g&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqK5zce0-fd1Vam7oPY-s_8X&amp;index=42">video</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/GCPcloud/status/1034077025244463104">twitter</a></li> <li>Deploy only what you trust: introducing Binary Authorization for Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/deploy-only-what-you-trust-introducing-binary-authorization-for-google-kubernetes-engine">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Mercari <a href="https://mercari.com">site</a></li> <li>Microservices on GKE at Mercari <a href="https://speakerdeck.com/tcnksm/microservices-on-gke-at-mercari">site</a></li> <li>Continuous Delivery for Microservices with Spinnaker at Mercari <a href="https://speakerdeck.com/tcnksm/continuous-delivery-for-microservices-with-spinnaker-at-mercari">site</a></li> <li>Microservices <a href="https://microservices.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Terraform <a href="https://www.terraform.io">site</a></li> <li>Spinnaker <a href="https://www.spinnaker.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a> <ul> <li>GKE On-Prem - Managing Across Hybrid IT Environments with Open Architectures (Cloud Next &lsquo;18) <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w4rkYV4Chfw">video</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Mercari on GitHub <a href="https://github.com/mercari">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery">site</a></li> <li>Mercari Engineering Blog <a href="https://tech.mercari.com">blog</a></li> <li>kubectl <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/tools/install-kubectl/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://twitter.com/deeeet/status/1022255276164968448"><img src="../post/episode-144-mercari-with-taichi-nakashima-and-tonghui-terry-li/images/Next18-GroupShot.jpg" style="margin: auto; max-width: 70%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Photo credit: Taichi Nakashima</p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I use my existing identity management system with Google Cloud Platform? <a href="https://support.google.com/a/answer/60224">site</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/identity-security/using-your-existing-identity-management-system-with-google-cloud-platform">blog</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark is at <a href="http://dev.paxsite.com/">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="http://west.paxsite.com/">Pax West</a>. Find him and say hi.</p> <p>In September, Mark will be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Tokyo NEXT</a> and Melanie will be at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">Deep Learning Indaba</a>. You can find both of us at <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/MbAbYt7zyCk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 29, 2018
What's new in App Engine with Steren Giannini and Stewart Reichling
00:27:49
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> are your hosts again this week as we talk with Steren Giannini and Stewart Reichling discussing what&rsquo;s new with App Engine. Particularly its new second generation runtime, allowing headless Chrome, and better language support! And automatic scalability to make your life easier, too. App Engine also has an interesting way of inspiring new Google products. Tune in to learn more!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="steren-giannini">Steren Giannini</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/steren">Steren Giannini</a> is a Product Manager on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). He graduated from École Centrale Lyon, France and then was CTO of a startup that created mobile and multi-device solutions. After joining Google, Steren launched Stackdriver Error Reporting and now focuses on GCP&rsquo;s serverless offering. Recently, Steren has been working on <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Increase-performance-while-reducing-costs-with-the-new-App-Engine-scheduler.html">upgrading App Engine&rsquo;s auto scaling system</a> and bringing <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/Now-you-can-deploy-your-Node-js-app-to-App-Engine-standard-environment.html">Node.js to App Engine standard environment</a>.</p> <h5 id="stewart-reichling">Stewart Reichling</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/stewblr">Stewart Reichling</a> is a Product Manager on Google Cloud Platform (GCP). He is a graduate of Georgia Institute of Technology and has worked across Strategy, Marketing and Product Management at Google. He currently works on bringing new runtimes (Python, Node.js, +more to come!) to App Engine and Cloud Functions.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Robot dance party: How we created an entire animated short at Next ‘18 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/topics/inside-google-cloud/robot-dance-party-how-we-created-an-entire-animated-short-at-next-18">blog</a></li> <li>What’s happening in BigQuery: integrated machine learning, maps, and more <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/whats-happening-bigquery-integrated-machine-learning-maps-and-more">blog</a></li> <li>Protecting against the new “L1TF” speculative vulnerabilities <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/protecting-against-the-new-l1tf-speculative-vulnerabilities">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine">site</a></li> <li>Deploying Node.js on App Engine standard environment <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_9lpcfDCHs">video</a></li> <li>Introducing headless Chrome support in Cloud Functions and App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-headless-chrome-support-in-cloud-functions-and-app-engine">blog</a></li> <li>Node 8 <a href="https://nodejs.org/en/blog/release/v8.0.0/">site</a></li> <li>Python 3.7.0 <a href="https://www.python.org/downloads/release/python-370/">site</a></li> <li>App Engine PHP 7.2 Runtime Environment Beta <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/standard/php7/runtime">site</a></li> <li>Headless Chrome <a href="https://chromium.googlesource.com/chromium/src/+/lkgr/headless/README.md">site</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 23: Humble Bundle with Andy Oxfeld <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-23-humble-bundle-with-andy-oxfeld/">podcast</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Datastore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/datastore/">site</a></li> <li>App Engine Task Queue <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/standard/python/taskqueue/">site</a></li> <li>Ubuntu <a href="https://www.ubuntu.com">site</a></li> <li>gVisor <a href="https://github.com/google/gvisor">site</a></li> <li>Open-sourcing gVisor, a sandboxed container runtime <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Open-sourcing-gVisor-a-sandboxed-container-runtime.html">blog</a></li> <li>App Engine Documentation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/">site</a></li> <li>gcloud app deploy <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/app/deploy">site</a></li> <li>To send feedback, email <a href="mailto:stewartr@google.com">stewartr@google.com</a> or <a href="mailto:steren@google.com">steren@google.com</a></li> <li>App Engine Google Group <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/google-appengine">forum</a></li> <li>Operating Serverless Apps with Google Stackdriver <a href="https://youtu.be/wQ1LQeN6HG0">video</a></li> <li>App Engine&rsquo;s new auto scaling system - scheduler <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Increase-performance-while-reducing-costs-with-the-new-App-Engine-scheduler.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What does it mean when the recommendation is to update your image?</p> <ul> <li>Getting Image Vulnerabilities <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/docs/get-image-vulnerabilities">site</a></li> <li>Updating Managed Instance Groups <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instance-groups/updating-managed-instance-groups">site</a></li> <li>Node Images <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/concepts/node-images#automatic_upgrade_and_repair">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">Deep Learning Indaba</a> and <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="http://dev.paxsite.com/">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="http://west.paxsite.com/">Pax West</a> starting August 28th. In September, he&rsquo;ll be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Tokyo NEXT</a> and <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/T4Ad50Pzglg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 22, 2018
Agones with Mark Mandel and Cyril Tovena
00:30:33
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> is in the guest seat today as <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and our old pal <a href="https://twitter.com/francesc">Francesc</a> interview <a href="https://twitter.com/kuqd">Cyril Tovena</a> of Ubisoft and Mark about Agones. We discuss dedicated game servers and their importance in game performance, how Agones can make hosting and scaling dedicated game servers easier to manage, and the future of Agones. Cyril and Mark elaborate on Ubisoft&rsquo;s relationship with Google and how it&rsquo;s progressing the world of gaming. Listen in!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="mark-mandel">Mark Mandel</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark Mandel</a> is a Developer Advocate for Games for Google Cloud Platform, founder of the open source, multiplayer dedicated game server scaling project Agones, and one half of the Google Cloud Platform Podcast. Hailing from Australia, Mark built his career developing backend systems for over 15 years, writing open source software, and building infrastructure in the cloud.</p> <h5 id="cyril-tovena">Cyril Tovena</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/kuqd">Cyril Tovena</a> is a Technical Lead for the online group for Ubisoft Montreal, helping game productions to build online features in the last four years. Cyril started his career eight years ago, building web services in London. He is currently designing and implementing scalable microservices in the cloud.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing App Engine Second Generation runtimes and Python 3.7 <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/introducing-app-engine-second-generation-runtimes-and-python-3-7">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions serverless platform is generally available <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/cloud-functions-serverless-platform-is-generally-available">blog</a></li> <li>GOTO 2018 • The Robustness of Go • Francesc Campoy <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40d26ZGfhR8">video</a></li> <li>Simple backup and replay of streaming events using Cloud Pub/Sub, Cloud Storage, and Cloud Dataflow <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/data-analytics/simple-backup-and-replay-streaming-of-events-using-cloud-pubsub-cloud-storage-and-cloud-dataflow">blog</a></li> <li>Calling Java developers: Spring Cloud GCP 1.0 is now generally available <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/calling-java-developers-spring-cloud-gcp-1-0-is-now-generally-available">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Agones Github <a href="https://agones.dev">site</a></li> <li>Agones on Twitter <a href="https://twitter.com/agonesdev">twitter</a></li> <li>Agones: Scaling Multiplayer Dedicated Game Servers with Kubernetes talk from NEXT 2018 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CLNpkjolxYA">video</a></li> <li>Ubisoft <a href="https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Go <a href="https://golang.org">site</a></li> <li>dep <a href="https://golang.github.io/dep/">site</a></li> <li>Agones Contributing Guide <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/agones/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md">site</a></li> <li>Developing, Testing, and Building Agones <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/agones/blob/master/build/README.md">site</a></li> <li>Agones Slack Channel <a href="https://join.slack.com/t/agones/shared_invite/enQtMzE5NTE0NzkyOTk1LWQ2ZmY1Mjc4ZDQ4NDJhOGYxYTY2NTY0NjUwNjliYzVhMWFjYjMxM2RlMjg3NGU0M2E0YTYzNDIxNDMyZGNjMjU">site</a></li> <li>Agones Google Group <a href="https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/agones-discuss">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>Francesc answers our question of the week, &ldquo;Should you do ML in Go?&rdquo;. Short answer? Probably not. <a href="https://www.python.org">Python</a> may be the better choice. If you do want to experiment with Go and ML, try <a href="https://www.gonum.org">Gonum</a>, <a href="https://github.com/gorgonia">Gorgonia</a>, or <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/install/install_go">TensorFlow for Go</a>.</p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Francesc will be at <a href="https://www.gophercon.com">GopherCon</a>, <a href="https://www.meetup.com/golangsf/">GoSF</a>, and <a href="https://conferences.oreilly.com/velocity/vl-ny">Velocity</a>.</p> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">Deep Learning Indaba</a> and <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p> <p>Mark will be at <a href="http://dev.paxsite.com/">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="http://west.paxsite.com/">Pax West</a> starting August 28th. In September, he&rsquo;ll be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Tokyo NEXT</a> and <a href="https://www.thestrangeloop.com">Strangeloop</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ZjCZuO-KsnY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 15, 2018
Accessibility in Tech with Haben Girma
00:21:05
<p>On this episode of the podcast we continue a conversation we started with Haben Girma, an advocate for equal rights for people with disabilities, regarding the value of tech accessibility. <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> talk with her about common challenges and best practices when considering accessibility in technology design and development. Bottom line - we need one solution that works for all.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="haben-girma">Haben Girma</h5> <p>The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, <a href="https://twitter.com/HabenGirma">Haben Girma</a> advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change, and Forbes recognized her in Forbes 30 Under 30. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. Haben is a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset. She resisted society&rsquo;s low expectations, choosing to create her own pioneering story. Because of her disability rights advocacy she has been honored by President Obama, President Clinton, and many others. Haben is also writing a memoir that will be published by Grand Central Publishing in 2019. Learn more at <a href="https://habengirma.com/">habengirma.com</a>.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Istio reaches 1.0: ready for prod <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/istio-reaches-1-0-ready-for-prod">blog</a></li> <li>Google for Nigeria: Making the internet more useful for more people <a href="https://africa.googleblog.com/2018/07/google-for-nigeria-making-internet-more_68.html">blog</a> <ul> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 17: The Cloud In Africa with Hiren Patel and Dale Humby <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-17-the-cloud-in-africa-with-hiren-patel-and-dale-humby/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Access Google Cloud services, right from IntelliJ IDEA <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/access-google-cloud-services-right-from-intellij-idea">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Haben Girma&rsquo;s website <a href="https://habengirma.com">site</a></li> <li>Haben Girma&rsquo;s presentation at NEXT <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ony1wb1DOKw">video</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 100: Vint Cerf: past, present, and future of the internet <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-100-vint-cerf/">podcast</a></li> <li>Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) <a href="https://www.w3.org/WAI/standards-guidelines/wcag/">site</a></li> <li>Android Accessibility Guidelines <a href="https://developer.android.com/guide/topics/ui/accessibility/">site</a></li> <li>Apple Developer Accessibility Guidelines <a href="https://developer.apple.com/design/human-interface-guidelines/ios/app-architecture/accessibility/">site</a></li> <li>Black in AI <a href="https://blackinai.github.io">site</a></li> <li>Google Accessibility <a href="https://www.google.com/accessibility/">site</a></li> <li>San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind <a href="http://lighthouse-sf.org">site</a></li> <li>National Federation of the Blind <a href="https://nfb.org">site</a></li> <li>National Association of the Deaf <a href="https://www.nad.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I perform large scale mutations in <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">BigQuery</a>? <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/products/gcp/performing-large-scale-mutations-in-bigquery">blog</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/quotas#data_manipulation_language_statements">site</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="http://dev.paxsite.com/">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="http://west.paxsite.com/">Pax West</a> starting August 28th. In September, he&rsquo;ll be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">Tokyo NEXT</a>.</p> <p>Melanie is at <a href="https://www.defcon.org/">Def Con</a>, <a href="http://www.blackhat.com/us-18/">Black Hat</a>, and <a href="https://www.bsideslv.org/">BSides Las Vegas</a>. In September, she will be at <a href="http://www.deeplearningindaba.com">Deep Learning Indaba</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/Rx4Q5CMAn8U" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 08, 2018
Container Security with Maya Kaczorowski
00:27:56
<p>Let&rsquo;s talk container security! This week, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> learn all about the three main pillars of container security and more with our guest, Maya Kaczorowski.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="maya-kaczorowski">Maya Kaczorowski</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/MayaKaczorowski">Maya</a> is a Product Manager in Security &amp; Privacy at Google, focused on container security. She previously worked on encryption at rest and encryption key management. Prior to Google, she was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey &amp; Company, working in IT security for large enterprises and before that, completed her Master&rsquo;s in mathematics focusing on cryptography and game theory. She is bilingual in English and French.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>What a week! 105 announcements from Google Cloud Next &lsquo;18 <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-cloud/100-plus-announcements-from-google-cloud-next-18/">blog</a></li> <li>Keynotes, Keynote Fireside Chats, &amp; Spotlight Sessions: Google Cloud Next &lsquo;18 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgogxgQVM9vwKIHmv0G31J-0Ey75W5MR">videos</a></li> <li>All Sessions: Google Cloud Next &lsquo;18 <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLBgogxgQVM9v0xG0QTFQ5PTbNrj8uGSS-">videos</a></li> <li>Sign up for NEXT &lsquo;19 updates <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>Edge TPU <a href="https://cloud.google.com/edge-tpu/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Def Con <a href="https://www.defcon.org/">site</a></li> <li>Black Hat <a href="http://www.blackhat.com/us-18/">site</a></li> <li>BSides Las Vegas <a href="https://www.bsideslv.org/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud KMS <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kms/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io/">site</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 46: Borg and Kubernetes with John Wilkes <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-46-borg-and-k8s-with-john-wilkes/">podcast</a></li> <li>Large-scale cluster management at Google with Borg <a href="https://ai.google/research/pubs/pub43438">research</a></li> <li>Open-sourcing gVisor, a sandboxed container runtime <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Open-sourcing-gVisor-a-sandboxed-container-runtime.html">blog</a></li> <li>Kata Containers <a href="https://katacontainers.io/">site</a></li> <li>Nabla Containers <a href="https://nabla-containers.github.io/">site</a></li> <li>Google Container Registry <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/">site</a></li> <li>GKE security overview <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/concepts/security-overview">doc</a></li> <li>KubeCon <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe-2018/">site</a></li> <li>Container security blog series <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=site%3Acloudplatform.googleblog.com%20exploring%20container%20security">blog</a></li> <li>GKE hardening guide <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/how-to/hardening-your-cluster">doc</a></li> <li>Seccompsandbox <a href="https://code.google.com/archive/p/seccompsandbox/wikis/overview.wiki">wiki</a></li> <li>Docker seccomp profile <a href="https://docs.docker.com/engine/security/seccomp/">site</a></li> <li>Using RBAC in Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io/blog/2017/10/using-rbac-generally-available-18/">blog</a></li> <li>Terraform <a href="https://www.terraform.io/">site</a></li> <li>Helm <a href="https://helm.sh/">site</a></li> <li>Google Container Registry: Getting Image Vulnerabilities <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/docs/get-image-vulnerabilities">doc</a></li> <li>Container security overview <a href="https://cloud.google.com/containers/security/">site</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 110: CPU Vulnerability Security with Matt Linton and Paul Turner <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-110-cpu-vulnerability-with-matt-linton-and-paul-turner/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I setup SSL termination on Kubernetes with <a href="https://www.letsencrypt.org/">Let&rsquo;s Encrypt</a>?</p> <ul> <li>GitHub: Tutorial for installing cert-manager to get HTTPS certificates from Let&rsquo;s Encrypt <a href="https://github.com/ahmetb/gke-letsencrypt">site</a></li> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/ahmetb">Ahmet Alp Balkan, DPE on Google Cloud</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at <a href="http://dev.paxsite.com/">Pax Dev</a> and <a href="http://west.paxsite.com/">Pax West</a> starting August 28th.</p> <p>Melanie will be at the <a href="https://nuclearbootcamp.berkeley.edu/">2018 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp at Berkeley</a> on August 6th.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/SMdMPoac73Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Aug 01, 2018
Next Day 3
00:26:39
<p>It&rsquo;s the third and final day for us at NEXT, and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> are wrapping up with some great interviews! First, we spoke with Stephanie Cueto and Vivian San of Techtonica, a San Francisco non-profit. Next, Liz Fong-Jones and Nikhita Raghunath joined us for a quick discussion about open source and Stackdriver and last but not least, Robert Kubis helped us close things sharing what it means to do DevRel at this event.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="stephanie-cueto-and-vivian-san">Stephanie Cueto and Vivian San</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/SMCueto">Stephanie Cueto</a> is a Software Engineer and advocate for the Latinx &amp; women community. She has been involved in the Tech community since 2016. Playing with code at an early age and working in education led to my interest in becoming a Software Engineer. Currently she is a Software Engineer Apprentice at Techtonica, where she has gained the skills to build projects in MongoDb, MySQL, Express.js, React, and Node.js. During the program, she created Salient Alert, a platform for reporting ICE Raids and Checkpoints.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/VivianSan21">Vivian San</a> is a highly analytical full-stack software engineer with an educational background in the hard sciences. She is strongly motivated by writing clean, efficient code, and passionate about teaching and giving back to underrepresented individuals and communities.</p> <h5 id="liz-fong-jones-and-nikhita-raghunath">Liz Fong-Jones and Nikhita Raghunath</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/lizthegrey">Liz Fong-Jones</a> is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Google and works on the Google Cloud Customer Reliability Engineering team in New York. In her 10+ years at Google she has worked across eight different teams spanning the stack from Google Flights to Cloud Bigtable. She lives with her wife, Metamour, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix in Brooklyn. In her spare time she plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/thenikhita">Nikhita Raghunath</a> is an intern at Red Hat and works on the extensibility of Kubernetes. Previously, she was a Google Summer of Code (2017) student for the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and also worked on Kubernetes. She is interested in backend applications, distributed systems and Linux. Nikhita likes programming in Go, C++, C, and Python. She also likes to give talks at conferences and speak about her work.</p> <h5 id="robert-kubis">Robert Kubis</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/hostirosti">Robert Kubis</a> is a developer advocate for the Google Cloud Platform based in London, UK, specializing in container, storage, and scalable technologies. Before joining Google, Robert collected over 10 years of experience in software development and architecture. He has driven multiple full-stack application developments at SAP with a passion for distributed systems, containers, and databases. In his spare time he enjoys following tech trends, trying new restaurants, traveling, and improving his photography skills.</p> <h5 id="interviews">Interviews</h5> <ul> <li>Made Here Together: NEXT Developer Keynote <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQPOPV_VH5w">video</a></li> <li>Techtonica <a href="https://techtonica.org">site</a></li> <li>I am Remarkable Workshop <a href="https://iamremarkable.withgoogle.com">site</a></li> <li>Haben Girma&rsquo;s accessibility presentation at NEXT <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ony1wb1DOKw">video</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 127: SRE vs Devops with Liz Fong-Jones and Seth Vargo <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-127-sre-vs-devops-with-liz-fong-jones-and-seth-vargo/">podcast</a></li> <li>Red Hat <a href="https://www.redhat.com">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Introducing Agones <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-Agones-open-source-multiplayer-dedicated-game-server-hosting-built-on-Kubernetes.html">blog</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver">site</a></li> <li>OpenCensus <a href="https://opencensus.io">site</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 118: OpenCensus with Morgan McLean and JBD <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-118-opencensus-with-morgan-mclean-and-jbd/">podcast</a></li> <li>Edge TPU <a href="https://cloud.google.com/edge-tpu/">site</a></li> <li>GCPPodcast Episode 135: VirusTotal with Emi Mart&#237;nez <a href="https://gcppodcast.com/post/episode-135-virus-total-with-emi-martinez/">podcast</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ZibA5wooq7o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 27, 2018
Next Day 2
00:19:11
<p>Day two of NEXT was another day full of interesting interviews! <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> sat down for quick chats with Haben Girma about accessibility in tech and Paresh Kharya to talk about NVIDIA. Next, we touched base with Amruta Gulanikar and Simon Zeltser to learn more about Windows SQL Server and .NET workloads on Google Cloud. The interviews wrap up with Henry Hsu &amp; Isaac Wong of Holberton.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="haben-girma">Haben Girma</h5> <p>The first Deafblind person to graduate from Harvard Law School, <a href="https://twitter.com/HabenGirma">Haben Girma</a> advocates for equal opportunities for people with disabilities. President Obama named her a White House Champion of Change. She received the Helen Keller Achievement Award, and a spot on Forbes 30 Under 30. Haben travels the world consulting and public speaking, teaching clients the benefits of fully accessible products and services. She’s a talented storyteller who helps people frame difference as an asset. She resisted society’s low expectations, choosing to create her own pioneering story. Haben is working on a book that will be published by Hachette in 2019.</p> <h5 id="paresh-kharya">Paresh Kharya</h5> <p>Paresh Kharya is Group Product Marketing Manager for data center products at NVIDIA responsible for product marketing of NVIDIA’s Tesla accelerated computing platform. Previously, Paresh held a variety of business roles in the high-tech industry, including group product manager at Adobe and business development manager at Tech Mahindra. Paresh has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management and a bachelors of computer science and engineering from the National Institute of Technology, India.</p> <h5 id="amruta-gulanikar-simon-zeltser">Amruta Gulanikar &amp; Simon Zeltser</h5> <p>Prior to joining Google <a href="https://twitter.com/AmrutaGulanikar">Amruta</a> spent 5+ years as a PM in the Office division at Microsoft working on many different products. Just before she left, she worked on launching a new service and supporting apps - “O365 Planner” which offers people a simple and visual way to organize teamwork. At Google, Amruta owns Windows on GCE which includes support for premium OS &amp; Microsoft Server product images, platform improvements to support Windows workloads on GCE.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/simon_zeltser">Simon Zeltser</a> is a Developer Programs Engineer at Google, working with .NET and Windows on Google Cloud Platform.</p> <h5 id="henry-hsu-isaac-wong">Henry Hsu &amp; Isaac Wong</h5> <p>Henry Hsu is a software engineer trained at Holberton School. He has experience with C, C++, Python, Ruby/Rails, JavaScript, HTML/CSS, MySQL/Postgres, Unity, Game Maker Studio, Linux, Photoshop, 3D Studio Max, systems design, algorithms, and devops.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/kyisaacwong">Isaac Wong</a> attends the Holberton School. He has a degree in horticulture from Texas A&amp;M.</p> <h5 id="interviews">Interviews</h5> <ul> <li>Edge TPU <a href="https://cloud.google.com/edge-tpu/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud IoT Edge <a href="https://cloud.google.com/iot-edge/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Armor <a href="https://cloud.google.com/armor/">site</a></li> <li>Titan Security Key <a href="https://cloud.google.com/security-key/">site</a></li> <li>Building on our cloud security leadership to help keep businesses protected <a href="https://www.blog.google/products/google-cloud/building-on-our-cloud-security-leadership-to-help-keep-businesses-protected/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Container Registry <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/">site</a></li> <li>Haben Girma&rsquo;s website <a href="https://habengirma.com">site</a></li> <li>Haben Girma&rsquo;s presentation at NEXT <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ony1wb1DOKw">video</a></li> <li>San Francisco Lighthouse for the Blind <a href="http://lighthouse-sf.org">site</a></li> <li>National Federation of the Blind <a href="https://nfb.org">site</a></li> <li>National Association of the Deaf <a href="https://www.nad.org">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA and Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/nvidia/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Platform Podcast Episode 119 <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-119-nvidia-and-deep-learning-research-with-bryan-catanzaro/">podcast</a></li> <li>Velostrata <a href="https://velostrata.com/google/">site</a></li> <li>GKE <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>Google App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver Debugger <a href="https://cloud.google.com/debugger/">site</a></li> <li>Windows on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/windows/">site</a></li> <li>SQL Server on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql-server/">site</a></li> <li>.NET on Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dotnet/">site</a></li> <li>Holberton School <a href="https://www.holbertonschool.com/about">site</a></li> <li>Unity <a href="https://unity3d.com">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We&rsquo;ll both be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT</a> in Moscone West on the first floor, so come by and say hi! We have chocolate!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/95uy_Sm3sX4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 26, 2018
Next Day 1
00:18:08
<p>On this very special episode of the Google Cloud Platform Podcast, we have live interviews from the first day of NEXT! <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> had the chance to chat with Melody MeckFessel, VP of Engineering at Google Cloud and Pavan Srivastava of Deloitte. Next we spoke with Sandeep Dinesh about Open Service Broker and Raejeanne Skillern of Intel.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="melody-meckfessel">Melody Meckfessel</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mmeckf">Melody Meckfessel</a> is a hands-on technology leader with more than 20 years experience building and maintaining large-scale distributed systems and solving problems at scale. As VP of Engineering, she leads the team building DevOps tools and sharing DevOps best practices across Google and with software development and operations teams around the world. Her team powers the world’s most advanced continuously delivered software, enabling development teams to turn ideas into reliable, scalable production systems. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Melody programmed for startups and enterprise companies. Since joining Google in 2004, Melody has led teams in Google’s core search systems, search quality and cluster management. Melody is passionate about making software development fast, scalable and fun.</p> <h5 id="pavan-srivastava">Pavan Srivastava</h5> <p><a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en/profiles/psrivastava.html">Pavan</a> is a technology leader with 20 years of experience in developing strategies and implementation of SAP focused technology solutions. Pavan leads Deloitte’s SAP technology capability that focuses on helping clients adopt innovative technology solutions such as cloud and SAP HANA to improve business efficiencies. Pavan has led several engagements helping clients develop strategy, architecture and implement SAP on the cloud and SAP HANA platform.</p> <h5 id="sandeep-dinesh">Sandeep Dinesh</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/SandeepDinesh">Sandeep Dinesh</a> is a Developer Advocate for Google Cloud. He blends and creates new opportunities for businesses and people by leveraging the best technology possible.</p> <h5 id="raejeanne-skillern">Raejeanne Skillern</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/RaejeanneS">Raejeanne Skillern</a> is the VP of Data Center and General Manager of Intel’s cloud service provider (CSP) business. Her goal is to make it easier, more cost-effective and more efficient for CSPs to build new infrastructure and services. She is privileged to lead an exceptional team that manages Intel&rsquo;s business, products and technologies for cloud infrastructure deployments and works closely with the world’s largest cloud providers to ensure Intel’s data center products are optimized for their unique needs.</p> <h5 id="interviews">Interviews</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>GKE On-Prem <a href="https://cloud.google.com/gke-on-prem/">site</a></li> <li>Melody Meckfessel&rsquo;s Speaking Schedule at NEXT <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/speakers/speaker/A99D9E27052457AD">site</a></li> <li>DevOps <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/devops/">site</a></li> <li>Google Open Source <a href="https://opensource.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Build <a href="https://cloud.google.com/cloud-build/">site</a></li> <li>Spinnaker <a href="https://www.spinnaker.io">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver">site</a></li> <li>Application Performance Management <a href="https://cloud.google.com/apm/">site</a></li> <li>OpenCensus <a href="https://opencensus.io">site</a></li> <li>Deloitte <a href="https://www.deloitte.com/">site</a></li> <li>SAP <a href="https://www.sap.com/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Deloitte and Google Cloud <a href="https://www2.deloitte.com/us/en/pages/about-deloitte/solutions/google-cloud.html">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Platform Service Broker <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/concepts/google-cloud-platform-service-broker">site</a></li> <li>Open Service Broker <a href="https://www.openservicebrokerapi.org">site</a></li> <li>Pub/Sub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> <li>Intel Cloud Computing <a href="https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/cloud-computing/overview.html">site</a></li> <li>Intel Xeon <a href="https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/processors/xeon.html">site</a></li> <li>Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory <a href="https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/big-data/partners/sap/persistent-memory-sap-hana-brief.html">site</a></li> <li>Partnering with Intel and SAP on Intel Optane DC Persistent Memory for SAP HANA <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/07/intel-and-sap-partnership-brings-persistent-memory-to-gcp-vms.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We&rsquo;ll both be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT</a> in Moscone West on the first floor! Come by and say hi!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/zU5Jtj0TjPs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 25, 2018
Robotics, Navigation, and Reinforcement Learning with Raia Hadsell
00:31:35
<p>On this episode of the podcast, <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> delve into the fascinating world of robotics and reinforcement learning. We discuss advances in the field, including how robots are learning to navigate new surroundings and how machine learning is helping us understand the human mind better.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="raia-hadsell">Raia Hadsell</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/raiahadsell">Raia Hadsell</a>, a senior research scientist at DeepMind, has worked on deep learning and robotics problems for the past 15 years. After completing a PhD at New York University, which featured a self-supervised deep learning vision system for a mobile robot, her research continued at Carnegie Mellon’s Robotics Institute and SRI International, and in early 2014 she joined DeepMind in London to develop artificial general intelligence. Her current research focuses on the challenge of interactive learning for AI agents and robots, including subjects such as neural memory for real world navigation and lifelong learning.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>AI Adventures How to Make a Data Science Project with Kaggle <a href="https://towardsdatascience.com/cooking-up-a-data-science-project-using-kaggle-datasets-and-kernels-fca2b678e268">site</a></li> <li>Predict your future costs with Google Cloud Billing cost forecast <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/07/predict-your-future-costs-with-google-cloud-billing-cost-forecast.html">blog</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com//billing/docs/how-to/reports#cost-forecast">site</a></li> <li>Kaggle Competition Winning Solutions <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/sudalairajkumar/winning-solutions-of-kaggle-competitions/">site</a> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Platform Podcast Episode 84: Kaggle with Wendy Kan <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-84-kaggle-with-wendy-kan/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Introducing Jib — build Java Docker images better <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/07/introducing-jib-build-java-docker-images-better.html">blog</a> <ul> <li>Google Container Tools <a href="https://github.com/GoogleContainerTools/jib">site</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Raia Hadsell <a href="http://raiahadsell.com/index.html">site</a></li> <li>Learning to Navigate Cities Without a Map <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1804.00168.pdf">research paper</a> and <a href="https://deepmind.com/blog/learning-to-navigate-cities-without-a-map/">blog</a></li> <li>Unsupervised Predictive Memory in a Goal-Directed Agent | MERLIN <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1803.10760.pdf">research paper</a></li> <li>Nature: Vector-based navigation using grid-like representations in AI <a href="https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-018-0102-6.epdf">research paper</a></li> <li>DeepMind has trained an AI to unlock the mysteries of your brain <a href="http://www.wired.co.uk/article/deepmind-newest-network-mimics-the-gps-cells-in-your-brain">site</a></li> <li>Navigating with grid-like representations in artificial agents <a href="https://deepmind.com/blog/grid-cells/">blog</a></li> <li>DeepMind <a href="https://deepmind.com">site</a> and <a href="https://deepmind.com/blog/">blog</a></li> <li>Boston Dynamics <a href="https://www.bostondynamics.com">site</a></li> <li>Google Brain Robotics <a href="https://ai.google/research/teams/brain/robotics">site</a></li> <li>Transylvanian Machine Learning Summer School <a href="https://tmlss.ro">site</a></li> <li>IMPALA: Scalable Distributed Deep-RL with Importance Weighted Actor-Learner Architectures <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1802.01561.pdf">research paper</a></li> <li>Edward Mozer - Grid Cells and the Brain&rsquo;s Spatial Mapping System <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ekzec9e1Y4Y">video</a></li> <li>The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2014 <a href="https://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/medicine/laureates/2014/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do you connect a Google Cloud Source repository to an existing Git repository? <a href="https://cloud.google.com/source-repositories/docs/connecting-hosted-repositories">site</a> and <a href="http://blog.plataformatec.com.br/2013/05/how-to-properly-mirror-a-git-repository/">blog</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We’ll both be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT!</a></p> <ul> <li>Mark will be talking about Agones <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-Agones-open-source-multiplayer-dedicated-game-server-hosting-built-on-Kubernetes.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <p>Melanie will speak at <a href="http://pycon.ru/2018/en/">PyCon Russia</a> July 22nd</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/FTWJNYRty2k" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 18, 2018
VirusTotal with Emi Martínez
00:35:35
<p>On this episode of the podcast, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> talk with Emiliano (Emi) Martínez to learn more about how VirusTotal is helping to create a safer internet by providing tools and building a community for security researchers.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="emiliano-emi-martínez">Emiliano (Emi) Martínez</h5> <p>Emiliano has been with VirusTotal for over 10 years. He has seen the business grow from a small startup in southern Spain into a Google X moonshot under the new Chronicle bet. He is a software engineer acting as the Tech Lead for VirusTotal. Throughout the past 10 years, not only has he been immersed in coding and architecting the platform, but he has also participated at all levels of the business: from bootstrapping the very first sales to working close with marketing and other teams in order to take the project to the next level. His main interests are IT security (more specifically malware) and designing products and services from scratch.</p> <h5 id="virustotal-and-chronicle-are-hiring">VirusTotal and Chronicle are Hiring</h5> <p>VirusTotal is part of Chronicle, and Chronicle <a href="https://careers.google.com/jobs#t=sq&amp;q=j&amp;li=20&amp;l=false&amp;jlo=en-US&amp;j=chronicle&amp;">is hiring!</a> Come join our team experts to help build out the next generation of security intelligence solutions. We are looking for talent that is comfortable operating in an organization that is scaling quickly, that loves variety in their work and wants to get their hands dirty with all things cyber security, cloud computing, and machine learning.</p> <p>We are a dynamic organization that likes to run experiments so we are looking for colleagues that are excited about trying new things and offering a creative yet efficient, and client-centric approach to engineering solutions. You are scrappy and resourceful, creative and driven &ndash; and excited to share in the magic of working at Chronicle</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>BigQuery in June: a new data type, new data import formats, and finer cost controls <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/06/bigquery-in-june-a-new-data-type-new-data-import-formats-and-finer-cost-controls">blog</a></li> <li>Dataflow Stream Processing now supports Python <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/06/dataflow-stream-processing-now-supports-python">blog</a></li> <li>Associate Cloud Engineer <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/Announcing-a-new-certification-from-Google-Cloud-Certified-the-Associate-Cloud-Engineer.html">blog</a></li> <li>Six AI &amp; ML Sessions to Attend at NEXT <a href="https://t.co/Wph6YbXBjn">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>VirusTotal <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/">site</a></li> <li>VirusTotal Use Cases <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/learn">site</a> and <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/learn/watch/">videos</a></li> <li>VirusTotal Intelligence <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/#/intelligence-overview">site</a></li> <li>VirusTotal Malware Hunting <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/#/hunting-overview">site</a></li> <li>VirusTotal Monitor <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/#/monitor-overview">site</a></li> <li>VirusTotal APIs <a href="https://developers.virustotal.com/v2.0/reference">site</a></li> <li>VirusTotal Community <a href="https://support.virustotal.com/hc/en-us/articles/115003457349-Join-Community">site</a></li> <li>VirusTotal Contact <a href="https://support.virustotal.com/hc/en-us/requests/new">site</a></li> <li>Data Connectors San Jose on July 12, 2018 <a href="https://www.dataconnectors.com/event/san-jose2018/">site</a></li> <li>Data Connectors Raleigh on July 26, 2018 <a href="https://www.dataconnectors.com/event/raleigh2018/">site</a></li> <li>BSides Las Vegas on August 7-8, 2018 <a href="https://www.bsideslv.org">site</a> <ul> <li>If you are interested in a 1:1 meeting with VirusTotal, please email <a href="mailto:info@virustotal.com">info@virustotal.com</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Google Cloud App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a></li> <li>Google Compute Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a></li> <li>BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Data Studio <a href="https://cloud.google.com/data-studio/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud MemoryStore <a href="https://cloud.google.com/memorystore/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a></li> <li>G Suite <a href="https://gsuite.google.com">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://www.virustotal.com/"><img src="../images/post/virus-total.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 50%; border:1px solid #dedede; padding: 20px;"></a> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>This week&rsquo;s question comes from <a href="https://twitter.com/andyjsh">Andrew Sheridan</a>, with a special guest answer from Robert Kubis.</p> <p>What is the best practice for multi tenancy in Google Cloud Spanner, especially if customers are not of the same size and have unequal load?</p> <ul> <li>What DBAs need to know about Cloud Spanner, part 1: Keys and indexes <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/What-DBAs-need-to-know-about-Cloud-Spanner-part-1-Keys-and-indexes.html">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Spanner - Choosing the Right Primary Keys <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFTHQt_KFNM">video</a></li> <li>More questions about Spanner? Robert will be presenting on it at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT.</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We&rsquo;ll both be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT!</a></p> <p>Melanie will speak at <a href="https://home.cern/">CERN</a> July 17th and <a href="http://pycon.ru/2018/en/">PyCon Russia</a> July 22nd</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/MWCn2tb2XIg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 11, 2018
Connected Games with Unity and Google Cloud with Brett Bibby and Micah Baker
00:27:48
<p>Happy 4th of July! Today, <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> go in depth with <a href="https://twitter.com/bibbinator">Brett Bibby</a> and Micah Baker to learn more about Unity and its new strategic alliance with Google Cloud. We explore how an alliance between Google Cloud and Unity means easier development for game creators and better gaming for fans.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="brett-bibby">Brett Bibby</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/bibbinator">Brett Bibby</a> is Unity’s Vice President, Engineering. Prior to his current role, Brett served as a Field Engineering and Evangelist at Unity consulting with developers throughout Southeast Asia, Australia, India, and greater Asia. Before Unity, Brett founded and ran a game studio developing console titles, and has more than 30 years of experience developing games and game engine technology.</p> <h5 id="micah-baker">Micah Baker</h5> <p>As Product Manager leading the strategy for Gaming on the Google Cloud Platform, Micah is committed to enabling developers to realize their vision for great games. An avid gamer on all major platforms, he never hesitates to get involved in games that were built with a passion for immersive storytelling, innovative multiplayer experiences, and breathtaking artwork.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>The 2018 World Cup Visualized: All the Goals So Far <a href="https://medium.freecodecamp.org/world-cup-all-the-goals-in-2018-b52e5ef53e0a">site</a></li> <li>Why we believe in an open cloud <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/why-google-believes-in-open-cloud.html">blog</a></li> <li>Kubernetes 1.11: a look from inside Google <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/07/kubernetes-1-11-a-look-from-inside-Google.html">blog</a></li> <li>Understanding error budget overspend - part one - CRE life lessons <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/understanding-error-budget-overspend-cre-life-lessons.html">blog</a></li> <li>Good housekeeping for error budgets - part two - CRE life lessons <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/cre-life-lessons-good-housekeeping-for-error-budgets.html">blog</a></li> <li>New GitHub repo: Using Firebase to add cloud-based features to games built on Unity <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/new-gitHub-repo-using-firebase-to-add-cloud-based-features-to-games-built-on-unity.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Unity <a href="https://unity3d.com">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Spanner <a href="https://cloud.google.com/spanner/">site</a></li> <li>Unity Hackweek <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/06/22/hackweek-2018-the-unity-way/">site</a></li> <li>Unity Connected Games <a href="https://unity3d.com/connectedgames">site</a></li> <li>Bringing connected games within reach with Google Cloud <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/06/21/bringing-connected-games-within-reach-with-google-cloud/">blog</a></li> <li>Unity Hackweek 2018: Creating X Together <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/07/04/unity-hackweek-2018-creating-x-together/">blog</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://twitter.com/bibbinator"><img src="../images/post/Brett-Bibby.jpg" style="margin: auto; max-width: 50%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Brett Bibby<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/monitoring/error-reporting">How do I report errors to Stackdriver from a cloud function?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>We’ll both be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT!</a></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/fODalBUGBFk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jul 04, 2018
ML Kit with Brahim Elbouchikhi and Sachin Kotwani
00:32:21
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/ielbouchikhi">Brahim Elbouchikhi</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/skotwani">Sachin Kotwani</a> talk with <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> about Firebase&rsquo;s ML Kit and how it enables machine learning on mobile and cloud apps. We delve into why ML Kit was developed, how it makes machine learning easier, what it&rsquo;s used for now and plans for the future.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="sachin-kotwani">Sachin Kotwani</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/skotwani">Sachin Kotwani</a> is a product manager with a special passion for making software development easy and fun. He has worked on several teams at Google, including Google Cloud, Play, and now Firebase. Before joining product management he worked worked as a strategy &amp; ops manager in Google’s Sales organization, and prior to Google, he worked in finance at Amazon.</p> <p>He holds an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, and dual bachelor’s degrees in Business Management and Computer Science from the University of Missouri - Columbia.</p> <p>His hobbies include traveling with his family, chasing his daughter around the house, and tinkering with mobile apps and backends.</p> <h5 id="brahim-elbouchikhi">Brahim Elbouchikhi</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/ielbouchikhi">Brahim Elbouchikhi</a> is a Group Product Manager on the Android team. On Android, Brahim is responsible for developer and consumer facing ML products, including Camera and developer SDKs. Prior to Android, Brahim led Daydream’s software team. Brahim was also a founding PM of the Google Play store where he led monetization, search, and discovery. Brahim holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BS in Computer Science and Engineering from UCLA. Brahim has also worked at Amazon and Deloitte in addition to starting a company in the past.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Our 10th Doodle 4 Google winner is dino-mite <a href="https://blog.google/inside-google/doodles/our-10th-doodle-4-google-winner-dino-mite/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Podcasts now on Android <a href="https://blog.google/products/android/listen-google-podcasts-now-android/">blog</a></li> <li>Machine Learning with TensorFlow on Google Cloud Platform Specialization <a href="https://www.coursera.org/specializations/machine-learning-tensorflow-gcp">site</a></li> <li>Introducing Cloud Dataflow’s new Streaming Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/06/introducing-cloud-dataflows-new-streaming-engine">blog</a></li> <li>ML Explorer: talking and listening with Google Cloud <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/06/ml-explorer-talking-and-listening-with-google-cloud-using-cloud-speech-and-text-to-speech">blog</a> <ul> <li>#131 Actions on Google with Mandy Chan <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-131-actions-on-google-with-mandy-chan/">podcast</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>ML Kit for Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/ml-kit/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Hub <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/hub/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Lite <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/mobile/tflite/">site</a></li> <li>Federated Learning <a href="https://ai.google/research/pubs/pub45648">document</a> and <a href="https://ai.googleblog.com/2017/04/federated-learning-collaborative.html">blog</a></li> <li>TensorFlow.js <a href="https://js.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/ml-kit/"><img src="../images/post/ML-Kit-for-Firebase.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 50%;"></a> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What is a Developer Programs Engineer?</p> <ul> <li>Developer Programs Engineer — Say What!? <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/developer-programs-engineer-say-what-b12829729693">blog</a></li> <li>Franziska Hinkelmann <a href="https://twitter.com/fhinkel">twitter</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark is going to the <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/06/22/hackweek-2018-the-unity-way/">Unity Hackweek</a>. Read how Google Cloud is teaming up with Unity for gaming <a href="https://blog.google/products/google-cloud/powering-up-connected-game-development-through-our-alliance-with-unity/">blog</a></p> <p>Melanie is speaking at <a href="http://ai-4-all.org/">Stanford AI4ALL</a> on June 28th.</p> <p>We’ll both be at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">Cloud NEXT</a>!</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/y31WZT84NIY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 27, 2018
Hand Talk with Thadeu Luz
00:32:45
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/thadeuluz">Thadeu Luz</a> from Hand Talk shares with <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> how the free Hand Talk education application translates and interprets spoken and written Portuguese into Brazilian Sign Language (aka LIBRAS or BSL). The application uses an animated avatar Hugo to deliver the signs through gestures and facial expressions and its built off of a statistical machine translation system and Firebase. Future plans include expanding into other languages with a priority on ASL and they welcome support.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="thadeu-luz">Thadeu Luz</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/thadeuluz">Thadeu Luz</a> is entrepreneur, data scientist and full-stack engineer with a background in 3D Animation, Video Compositing and Architecture. In early 2018 I have joined the Google Developers Experts program as a Firebase Expert. He&rsquo;s CPO and founder of Hand Talk, an internationally decorated company that produces automatic sign language interpretation with the help of a friendly virtual 3D Character named Hugo.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Our video for NEXT <a href="https://twitter.com/googlecloud/status/1007659366663589888">video</a></li> <li>First research center in Ghana <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-africa/google-ai-ghana/">blog</a></li> <li>GCP in Finland <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/GCP-arrives-in-the-Nordics-with-a-new-region-in-Finland.html">blog</a></li> <li>AI Adventures BigQuery and Open Datasets <a href="https://towardsdatascience.com/bigquery-public-datasets-936e1c50e6bc">video</a></li> <li>Dockercon and value of childcare at conferences <a href="]https://twitter.com/texasmichelle/status/1007475279646810112">tweet</a></li> <li>What is going on in Unite Berlin 2018 <a href="https://blogs.unity3d.com/2018/06/12/unite-berlin-2018-what-to-expect-next-week/">blog</a> &amp; Powering up Conncected Game Development <a href="https://blog.google/topics/google-cloud/powering-up-connected-game-development-through-our-alliance-with-unity/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Hand Talk <a href="https://www.handtalk.me/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtCh8cw5P4Y">video</a></li> <li>Firebase Hosting <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/hosting/">site</a> <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/hosting/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions for Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com/products/functions/">site</a> <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/functions/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions for Firebase Sample Library <a href="https://github.com/firebase/functions-samples">github</a></li> <li>Launchpad Studio <a href="https://developers.google.com/programs/launchpad/studio/">site</a> and <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-108-lauchpad-studio-with-malika-cantor-and-peter-norvig/">podcast</a></li> <li>TensorFlow.js <a href="https://js.tensorflow.org/">site</a></li> <li>ML Kit for Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/ml-kit/">site</a> &amp; podcast coming next week</li> <li>Serve Dynamic Content with Cloud Functions <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/hosting/functions">docs</a></li> <li>Google Translate Community <a href="https://translate.google.com/community">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Machine Learning Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/docs/">docs</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://www.handtalk.me/"><img src="../images/post/hand-talk-3.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 50%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Hand Talk<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p><a href="https://medium.com/@enocom/what-a-go-developer-needs-to-know-about-google-cloud-platform-e046c9e11abf">What DOES a Go developer need to know about GCP?</a></p> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark is speaking at the <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VQDIAB0OqiSjIHI8AWMvSdceWhnz56jNpZrLs6o7NJY/">Online Kubernetes Community Meeting</a> on the 21st of June, at 10am Pacific.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at a joint <a href="http://wimlds.org">WiMLDS</a> and <a href="http://www.pyladies.com">PyLadies</a> event <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Women-in-Machine-Learning-and-Data-Science/events/250456485/">&ldquo;Paths to Data Science&rdquo;</a> on June 26th and Stanford AI4ALL on June 28th.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/SzgHDhERso8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 20, 2018
Actions on Google with Mandy Chan
00:34:48
<p>This week is all about Voices! 🎶🎤🔊 <a href="https://twitter.com/mandychannyc">Mandy Chan</a> joins <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> to discuss the intricacies of building user Voice user interfaces with Actions on Google, developing with SSML and more!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="mandy-chan">Mandy Chan</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mandychannyc">Mandy Chan</a> is the developer community manager for the Actions On Google team. Her role is to help expand the funnel of the Actions on Google developer community by creating practical tools and content like <a href="http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-1">http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-1</a> and <a href="http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-2">http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-2</a></p> <p>Mandy began to build voice applications back in early 2016, and since then, she has built more than a dozen Voice Applications on Actions On Google and other platforms. One of her most frequently downloaded open source projects is called the SSML-Builder which creates well-formed Speech Synthesis Markup Language without worrying about string concatenation. You can learn more about her open source project on <a href="http://bit.ly/ssml-build">http://bit.ly/ssml-build</a></p> <p>When she is not pondering about how to improve the developer experience, you can find her hiking at mountains or learning new magic tricks. You can also learn more about Mandy by following <a href="https://twitter.com/mandychannyc?lang=en">@MandyChanNYC</a></p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>AI at Google: our principles <a href="https://blog.google/topics/ai/ai-principles/">blog</a></li> <li>Incorporating Google&rsquo;s AI Principles into Google Cloud <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-cloud/incorporating-googles-ai-principles-google-cloud/">blog</a></li> <li>Deploying to Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://codeascraft.com/2018/06/05/deploying-to-google-kubernetes-engine/">blog</a></li> <li>Fighting fire with machine learning: two students use TensorFlow to predict wildfires <a href="https://blog.google/topics/machine-learning/fighting-fire-machine-learning-two-students-use-tensorflow-predict-wildfires/">blog</a></li> <li>Together, we can help Puerto Rico recover <a href="https://www.google.org/crisis/puertorico-relief/">donation match</a></li> <li>Introducing sole-tenant nodes for Google Compute Engine — when sharing isn&rsquo;t an option <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/06/Introducing-sole-tenant-nodes-for-Google-Compute-Engine.html">blog</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/nodes/">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Actions on Google <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/">site</a> <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/extending-the-assistant">docs</a> <a href="https://github.com/actions-on-google/">github</a> <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/">console</a> <a href="https://plus.google.com/communities/105684267327487893574">g+ community</a></li> <li>ssml-builder <a href="http://ssmlbuilder.com/">site</a> <a href="https://www.npmjs.com/package/ssml-builder">npm</a></li> <li>Advanced SSML by Leon <a href="https://medium.com/google-developers/advanced-ssml-for-actions-on-google-5cea45d868c9">blog</a></li> <li>Actions on Google: SSML <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/reference/ssml">docs</a></li> <li>Actions on Google Codelabs <a href="http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-1">level one</a> <a href="http://bit.ly/aog-codelab-2">level two</a></li> <li>Dialogflow <a href="https://dialogflow.com">site</a> <a href="https://dialogflow.com/docs/getting-started/basics">docs</a> <a href="https://console.dialogflow.com/api-client/">console</a></li> <li>Google Assistant SDK for devices <a href="https://developers.google.com/assistant/sdk/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions for Firebase <a href="https://firebase.google.com/docs/functions/">docs</a></li> <li>Google Action Firebase Services <a href="https://developers.google.com/actions/console/firebase-services">docs</a></li> <li>To get inspired by some interesting voice applications <a href="https://experiments.withgoogle.com/collection/voice">voice experiment</a></li> <li>Mandy Chan <a href="https://medium.com/@MandyChanNYC">medium</a> <a href="https://github.com/mandnyc">github</a></li> <li>Systers &lt;TechTalks/&gt; on June 21st 9AM PST &ndash; Getting started with Actions on Google Workshop <a href="https://www.cvent.com/c/express/603ae3c6-e101-4a0d-81b4-c8d66cd68a35">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I want to push a Docker image to Google Container Registry via <code>docker push</code>. How can I set things up so that I don&rsquo;t have to use <code>gcloud docker -- push</code> every time?</p> <ul> <li>Pushing and Pulling Images <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/docs/pushing-and-pulling">docs</a></li> <li>Authentication Methods <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/docs/advanced-authentication">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark is speaking at the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/251242006">San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup: Scaling Game Servers and the Conduit Service Mesh</a> on June 14th, and also speaking at the <a href="https://docs.google.com/document/d/1VQDIAB0OqiSjIHI8AWMvSdceWhnz56jNpZrLs6o7NJY/">Online Kubernetes Community Meeting</a> on the 21st of June, at 10am Pacific.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at a joint <a href="http://wimlds.org">WiMLDS</a> and <a href="http://www.pyladies.com">PyLadies</a> event <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Bay-Area-Women-in-Machine-Learning-and-Data-Science/events/250456485/">&ldquo;Paths to Data Science&rdquo;</a> on June 26th and Stanford AI4ALL on June 28th.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/dHzTOeVxNLc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 11, 2018
Data Science with Juliet Hougland and Michelle Casbon
00:45:04
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/j_houg">Juliet Hougland</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> are on the podcast this week to talk about data science with <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a>. We had a great discussion about methodology, applications, tools, pipelines, challenges and resources. Juliet shared insights into the unique data science ownership workflow from idea to deployment at Stitch Fix, and Michelle dove into how Kubeflow is playing a role to help drive reliability in model development and deployment.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="juliet-hougland">Juliet Hougland</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/j_houg">Juliet Hougland</a> leads the Workflow, Environment, and Execution team at <a href="https://www.stitchfix.com/">Stichfix</a>. She is a data scientist and engineer with expertise in computational mathematics and years of hands-on machine learning and big data experience. She has built and deployed production ML models, advised Fortune 500 companies on infrastructure and worked on a variety of open source projects (Apache Spark, Scalding, and Kiji) at the intersection of big data and machine learning.</p> <h5 id="michelle-casbon">Michelle Casbon</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/texasmichelle">Michelle Casbon</a> is a Senior Engineer on the Google Cloud Platform Developer Relations team, where she focuses on open source contributions and community engagement for machine learning and big data tools. Prior to joining Google, she was at several San Francisco-based startups as a Senior Engineer and Director of Data Science. Within these roles, she built and shipped machine learning products on distributed platforms using both AWS and GCP. Michelle’s development experience spans more than a decade and has primarily focused on multilingual natural language processing, system architecture and integration, and continuous delivery pipelines for machine learning applications. She especially loves working with open source projects and is an active contributor to Kubeflow. Michelle holds a masters degree from the University of Cambridge.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Sandeep Dinesh: Kubernetes Best Practices <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajbC1yTW2x">YouTube</a></li> <li>CNCF TOC voted to accept Helm as an incubation-level hosted project to CNCF <a href="https://www.cncf.io/blog/2018/06/01/cncf-to-host-helm/">site</a></li> <li>Andriod P in Beta <a href="https://blog.google/products/android/android-p/">blog</a></li> <li>Agones 0.2.0 <a href="https://agones.dev">site</a></li> <li>Securing cloud-connected devices with Cloud IoT and Microchip <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/05/securing-cloud-connected-devices-with-cloud-iot-and-microchip">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>flotilla-os <a href="https://github.com/stitchfix/flotilla-os">repo</a></li> <li>Kubeflow <a href="https://github.com/kubeflow/kubeflow">repo</a></li> <li>Cloud Dataproc <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataproc/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataproc/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Spark <a href="http://spark.apache.org/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://spark.apache.org/community.html">community site</a></li> <li>scikit-learn <a href="http://scikit-learn.org/stable/index.html">site</a></li> <li>xgboost <a href="https://github.com/dmlc/xgboost">repo</a></li> <li>PyTorch <a href="https://pytorch.org/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/">site</a> and <a href="https://github.com/tensorflow">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a> <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes">github</a></li> <li>Introducing ultramem Google Compute Engine machine types <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Introducing-ultramem-Google-Compute-Engine-machine-types.html">blog</a></li> <li>#114 Machine Learning Bias and Fairness with Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-114-machine-learning-bias-and-fairness-with-timnit-gebru-and-margaret-mitchell/">podcast</a></li> <li>Machine Learning Flash Clards <a href="https://machinelearningflashcards.com/">site</a></li> <li>Open Source Data Science Masters <a href="http://datasciencemasters.org/">site</a></li> <li>DockerCon SF <a href="https://2018.dockercon.com/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I have written a gRPC Service, but I’m using a language/platform that isn’t supported - is there any way I can access it as REST?</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://github.com/grpc-ecosystem/grpc-gateway">grpc-gateway</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.envoyproxy.io/">Envoy proxy</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/endpoints/docs/grpc/transcoding">Transcoding</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark is speaking at the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/San-Francisco-Kubernetes-Meetup/events/251242006">San Francisco Kubernetes Meetup: Scaling Game Servers and the Conduit Service Mesh</a> on June 14th.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at a joint <a href="http://wimlds.org">WiMLDS</a> and <a href="http://www.pyladies.com">PyLadies</a> event &ldquo;Paths to Data Science&rdquo; on June 26th and Stanford AI4ALL on June 28th.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/HqaA7i1OGZ0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jun 06, 2018
Developer Relations with Mandy Waite
00:36:06
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/tekgrrl">Mandy Waite</a> joins <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> to share what is developer relations and how trust and empathy are key to its success. We discuss meeting developers where they are and the wide variety of differing communities that exist across the technology ecosystem.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="mandy-waite">Mandy Waite</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/tekgrrl">Mandy Waite</a> has worked at Google for nearly 8 years, 6 of which have been spent growing and nurturing the Cloud Advocacy team. She heads up the Infrastructure and Ops Advocacy team in Google Cloud with a focus on Cloud Native, DevOps, SRE, Observability and Security.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Better cost control with Google Cloud Billing programmatic notifications <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Better-cost-control-with-Google-Cloud-Billing-programmatic-notifications.html">blog</a></li> <li>Music in Motion: a Firebase and IoT story <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Music-in-motion-a-Firebase-and-IoT-story.html">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Codelabs and Challenges <a href="https://codelabs.developers.google.com/cloud">codelabs</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Podcast <a href="https://kubernetespodcast.com/">site</a> and <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/introducing-kubernetes-podcast-from-google.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://cloud.google.com/">site</a></li> <li>#46 Borg and K8s with John Wilkes <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-46-borg-and-k8s-with-john-wilkes/">podcast</a></li> <li>#118 OpenCensus with Morgan McLean and JBD <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-118-opencensus-with-morgan-mclean-and-jbd/">podcast</a></li> <li>Felipe Hoffa &amp; BigQuery <a href="https://www.reddit.com/user/fhoffa">reddit</a>, <a href="https://medium.com/@hoffa">blog</a> and <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-8-big-data-with-felipe-hoffa/">podcast</a></li> <li>Livestreaming with Jen Tong <a href="https://twitch.tv/mimmingcodes">Twitch</a>, Holden Karau <a href="https://twitch.tv/holdenkarau">Twitch</a>, and Chris Broadfoot <a href="https://twitch.tv/cbro">Twitch</a></li> <li>Ben Treynor on What is &lsquo;Site Reliability Engineering&rsquo; <a href="https://landing.google.com/sre/interview/ben-treynor.html">interview</a></li> <li>Solomon Hykes at dotScale on Docker <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3N3n9FzebAA">video</a></li> <li>Istio <a href="https://istio.io/">site</a> and #85 Istio with Varun Talwar and Sven Mawson <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-85-istio-with-varun-talwar-and-sven-mawson/">podcast</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="http://Kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Docker <a href="https://www.docker.com/">site</a></li> <li>The Core Competencies of Developer Relations <a href="https://medium.com/google-developers/the-core-competencies-of-developer-relations-f3e1c04c0f5b">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>Where do I go to learn about <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/commission/sites/beta-political/files/data-protection-factsheet-citizens_en_0.pdf">GDPR</a> in regards to Google Cloud Platform?</p> <ul> <li>Google Cloud: Ready for GDPR <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-cloud/google-cloud-ready-for-gdpr/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Cloud &amp; the General Data Protection Regulation <a href="https://cloud.google.com/security/gdpr/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark is speaking at the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/">Monthly SF Game Development Community</a>, presenting on <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/events/250559719/">You Can&rsquo;t Just Add More Servers</a> on May the 30th in San Francisco.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at a joint <a href="http://wimlds.org">WiMLDS</a> and <a href="http://www.pyladies.com">PyLadies</a> event &ldquo;Paths to Data Science&rdquo; on June 26th. More details to come.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/5SKTHT1RRDI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 30, 2018
Decision Intelligence with Cassie Kozyrkov
00:39:37
<p>Chief Decision Scientist, <a href="https://twitter.com/quaesita">Cassie Kozyrkov</a> joins <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> this week to explain data science, analytics, machine learning and statistical inference, in relation to decision intelligence.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="cassie-kozyrkov">Cassie Kozyrkov</h5> <p>As Chief Decision Scientist at Google Cloud, <a href="https://twitter.com/quaesita">Cassie</a> advises leadership teams on decision process, AI strategy, and building data-driven organizations. She works to democratize statistical thinking and machine learning so that everyone - Google, its customers, the world! - can harness the beauty and power of data. She is the innovator behind the practice of Decision Intelligence Engineering at Google and she has personally trained over 15,000 Googlers in machine learning, statistics, and data-driven decision-making. Before her current role, she served in Google&rsquo;s Office of the CTO as Chief Data Scientist. Prior to joining Google, Cassie worked as a data scientist and consultant. She holds degrees in mathematical statistics, economics, psychology, and cognitive neuroscience. When she’s not working, you’re most likely to find Cassie at the theater, in an art museum, exploring the world, or curled up with a good novel.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud ML Engine adds Cloud TPU support for training <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/05/cloud-ml-engine-adds-cloud-tpu-support-for-training">blog</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/docs/tensorflow/using-tpus">docs</a></li> <li>Google Kubernetes Engine 1.10 is generally available and ready for the enterprise <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Google-Kubernetes-Engine-1-10-is-generally-available-and-ready-for-the-enterprise.html">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing ultramem Google Compute Engine machine types <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Introducing-ultramem-Google-Compute-Engine-machine-types.html">blog</a></li> <li>Increase performance while reducing costs with the new App Engine scheduler <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Increase-performance-while-reducing-costs-with-the-new-App-Engine-scheduler.html">blog</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/standard/python/how-instances-are-managed#scaling_dynamic_instances">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Decision Intelligence <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Decision_Intelligence">wikipedia</a></li> <li>Redhat Summit Keynote <a href="https://youtu.be/hu2BmE1Wk_Q?t=7097">youtube</a></li> <li>Data Analytics <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Data_analysis">wikipedia</a></li> <li>Statistical Analysis <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Statistics">wikipedia</a></li> <li>Machine Learning <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Machine_learning">wikipedia</a></li> <li>Deep Learning <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deep_learning">wikipedia</a></li> </ul> <p>There are several other episodes that provide insights into data science:</p> <ul> <li>#31 TensorFlow with Eli Bixby <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-31-tensorflow-with-eli-bixby/">podcast</a></li> <li>#84 Kaggle with Wendy Kan <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-84-kaggle-with-wendy-kan/">podcast</a></li> <li>#109 Cloud AutoML Vision with Amy Unruh and Sara Robinson <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-109-cloud-automl-vision-with-amy-unruh-and-sara-robinson/">podcast</a></li> <li>#113 Open Source TensorFlow with Yifei Feng <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-113-open-source-tensorflow-with-yifei-feng/">podcast</a></li> <li>#122 Project Jupyter with Jessica Forde, Yuvi Panda and Chris Holdgraf <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-122-project-jupyter-with-jessica-forde-yuvi-panda-and-chris-holdgraf/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <p>As well as case studies on real world problems:</p> <ul> <li>#91 The Future of Media with Machine Learning with Amit Pande <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-91-the-future-of-media-with-machine-learning-with-amit-pande/">podcast</a></li> <li>#115 Google Play Marketing with Dom Elliott and Stewart Bryson <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-115-google-play-marketing-with-dom-elliott-and-stewart-bryson/">podcast</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How can I secure my Google Cloud Platoform acoount using a YubiKey?</p> <ul> <li>Securing your Cloud Platform Account with Security Keys <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/securing-gcp-account-security-keys">docs</a></li> <li>Encrypting Google Application Default and gcloud credentials with GPG SmardCard <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/encrypting-google-application-default-and-gcloud-credentials-with-gpg-smardcard-fb6fec5c6e48">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be speaking at the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/">Monthly SF Game Development Community</a>, presenting on <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/events/250559719/">You Can&rsquo;t Just Add More Servers</a> on May the 30th in San Francisco.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at a joint <a href="http://wimlds.org">WiMLDS</a> and <a href="http://www.pyladies.com">PyLadies</a> event &ldquo;Paths to Data Science&rdquo; on June 26th. More details to come.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/y2NpLwWn_7I" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 23, 2018
SRE vs Devops with Liz Fong-Jones and Seth Vargo
00:35:45
<p>This week is a clash of titans! <a href="https://twitter.com/lizthegrey">Liz Fong-Jones</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/sethvargo">Seth Vargo</a> join <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a>, to battle out on which is better: SRE or Devops (hint - everyone wins!).</p> <p></p> <h5 id="liz-fong-jones">Liz Fong-Jones</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/lizthegrey">Liz</a> is a Staff Site Reliability Engineer at Google and works on the Google Cloud Customer Reliability Engineering team in New York. She has worked on services ranging from Google Flights to Cloud Bigtable in her 10+ years at Google. She lives with her wife, metamour, and a Samoyed/Golden Retriever mix in Brooklyn. In her spare time, she plays classical piano, leads an EVE Online alliance, and advocates for transgender rights.</p> <h5 id="seth-vargo">Seth Vargo</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/sethvargo">Seth Vargo</a> is a Developer Advocate at <a href="https://cloud.google.com/">Google</a>. Previously he worked at HashiCorp, Chef Software, CustomInk, and a few Pittsburgh-based startups. He is the author of <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Learning-Chef-Configuration-Management-Automation/dp/1491944935">Learning Chef</a> and is passionate about reducing inequality in technology. Seth is an active member of the DevOps community and has written thought-leader-y pieces such as the <a href="https://www.sethvargo.com/the-ten-myths-of-devops/">10 Myths of DevOps</a>.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google I/O session <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU2XLYxmsIInFRc3M44HUTQc3b_YJ4-Y">youtube</a></li> <li>What’s new in Firebase at I/O 2018 <a href="https://firebase.googleblog.com/2018/05/whats-new-in-firebase-at-io-2018.html">blog</a> <ul> <li>Introducing ML Kit for Firebase <a href="https://firebase.googleblog.com/2018/05/introducing-ml-kit-for-firebase.html">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Jeff Dean is new Head of AI <a href="https://www.wired.com/story/googles-new-ai-head-is-so-smart-he-doesnt-need-ai/amp">wired</a></li> <li>Introducing Cloud Memorystore: A fully managed in-memory data store service for Redis <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Introducing-Cloud-Memorystore-A-fully-managed-in-memory-data-store-service-for-Redis.html">blog</a> <ul> <li><a href="https://groups.google.com/d/forum/google-cloud-memorystore-discuss">Google Group</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.google.com/support/docs/issue-trackers#feature_requests">Issue tracker</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>class SRE implements DevOps <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTEL8Ff1Zvk&amp;index=0&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqJrKl7D2u-gmis8h9K66qoj">youtube series</a></li> <li>DevOps <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DevOps">wikipedia</a></li> <li>Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) <a href="https://landing.google.com/sre/">site</a></li> <li>Terraform <a href="https://www.terraform.io">site</a></li> <li>Chef <a href="https://www.chef.io">site</a></li> <li>Puppet <a href="https://puppet.com">site</a></li> <li>Ansible <a href="https://www.ansible.com">site</a></li> <li>SaltStack <a href="https://saltstack.com">site</a></li> <li>Prometheus <a href="https://prometheus.io">site</a></li> <li>Datadog <a href="https://www.datadoghq.com">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/stackdriver/">site</a></li> <li>The Site Reliability Workbook: Practical Ways to Implement SRE <a href="https://www.amazon.com/Site-Reliability-Workbook-Practical-Implement/dp/1492029505">amazon</a></li> <li>Seeking SRE <a href="http://shop.oreilly.com/product/0636920063964.do">o&rsquo;reilly</a></li> <li>Customer Reliability Engineering Blog Series <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/search/label/CRE">blogs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I’m a researcher at a regionally accredited academic institution and I need compute resources. Does Google Cloud have any programs that can help me out?</p> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Platform announces new credits program for researchers <a href="https://blog.google/topics/google-cloud/google-cloud-platform-announces-new-credits-program-researchers/">blog</a> <a href="https://lp.google-mkto.com/gcp-research-credits-FAQ.html?modal_active=noneBlogsocial&amp;utm_campaign=2018-edu-gcp-research-credits">faq</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be speaking at the <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/">Monthly SF Game Development Community</a>, presenting on <a href="https://www.meetup.com/Monthly-SF-Game-Development-Community/events/250559719/">You Can&rsquo;t Just Add More Servers</a> on May the 30th in San Francisco.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at the <a href="https://understandrisk.org/event/ur2018/">Understand Risk Forum</a> on May 17th, in Mexico City.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/dDoP06JC5GI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 16, 2018
Beam and Spark with Holden Karau
00:34:46
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/holdenkarau">Holden Karau</a> is on the podcast this week to talk all about Spark and Beam, two open source tools that helps process data at scale, with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a>.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="holden-karau">Holden Karau</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/holdenkarau">Holden Karau</a> is a transgender Canadian open source developer advocate @ Google with a focus on Apache Spark, BEAM, and related &ldquo;big data&rdquo; tools. She is the co-author of Learning Spark, High Performance Spark, and another Spark book that&rsquo;s a bit more out of date. She is a commiter on and PMC on Apache Spark and committer on SystemML &amp; Mahout projects. She was tricked into the world of big data while trying to improve search and recommendation systems and has long since forgotten her original goal.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Twitter&rsquo;s collaboration with Google Cloud <a href="https://blog.twitter.com/engineering/en_us/topics/infrastructure/2018/a-new-collaboration-with-google-cloud.html">blog</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/gregsramblings/status/992506460734025728">tweet</a></li> <li>Kaggle CERN TrackML Particle Tracking Challenge Competition <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/c/trackml-particle-identification">site</a></li> <li>Open-sourcing gVisor, a sandboxed container runtime <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/05/Open-sourcing-gVisor-a-sandboxed-container-runtime.html">blog</a> &amp; <a href="https://github.com/google/gvisor">repo</a></li> <li>Announcing Stackdriver Kubernetes Monitoring <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/03/testing-future-apache-spark-releases-and-changes-on-google-kubernetes-engine-and-cloud-dataproc">blog</a></li> <li>MLPerf: collaborative effort to standardize ML benchmarks <a href="https://mlperf.org/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Spark <a href="http://spark.apache.org/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://spark.apache.org/community.html">community site</a></li> <li>Beam <a href="https://beam.apache.org/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Dataflow <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataflow/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataflow/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Dataproc <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataproc/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://cloud.google.com/dataproc/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Using Spark on Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/spark-on-kubernetes-engine">blog</a></li> <li>Testing future Apache Spark releases and changes on Google Kubernetes Engine and Cloud Dataproc <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/03/testing-future-apache-spark-releases-and-changes-on-google-kubernetes-engine-and-cloud-dataproc">blog</a></li> <li>Spark Packages <a href="https://spark-packages.org/">site</a></li> <li>Spark testing base <a href="https://github.com/holdenk/spark-testing-base">repo</a></li> <li>Flink <a href="https://flink.apache.org/">site</a></li> <li>Arrow <a href="https://arrow.apache.org/">site</a></li> </ul> <p>Upcoming Talks:</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://us.pycon.org/2018/">PyCon 2018</a> &amp; Debugging PySpark <a href="https://us.pycon.org/2018/schedule/presentation/97/">talk</a></li> <li><a href="https://eu.scaladays.org/">Scala Days</a> &amp; Keeping the &ldquo;fun&rdquo; in Spark <a href="https://eu.scaladays.org/lect-6920-keeping-the-%22fun%22-in-apache-spark%3A-datasets-and-fp.html">talk</a></li> <li><a href="https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/strata-eu">Strata London</a> &amp; Understanding Spark tuning with auto-tuning <a href="https://conferences.oreilly.com/strata/strata-eu/public/schedule/detail/64759">talk</a></li> <li><a href="https://jonthebeach.com/">J on the Beach</a> &amp; General Purpose Big Data Systems are eating the world <a href="https://jonthebeach.com/speakers/29/Holden+Karau">talk</a></li> <li><a href="https://databricks.com/sparkaisummit/north-america">Spark Summit 2018</a> &amp; Accelerating TF with Apache Arrow on Spark <a href="https://databricks.com/session/accelerating-tensorflow-with-apache-arrow-on-spark-bonus-making-it-available-in-scala">talk</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I have a continuous integration build process setup with Container Builder, but it’s all sequential. I want to speed things up by processing parts of it in parallel. How do I do that?</p> <ul> <li>Configure Build Step Order <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-builder/docs/configuring-builds/configure-build-step-order">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark can be found streaming <a href="https://agones.dev">Agones</a> development on <a href="https://twitch.tv/markmandel">Twitch</a>.</p> <p>Melanie is speaking at the <a href="https://meetings.internet2.edu/2018-global-summit/">internet2 Global Summit</a>, May 9th in San Diego, and will also be talking at the <a href="https://understandrisk.org/event/ur2018/">Understand Risk Forum</a> on May 17th, in Mexico City.</p> <p>Special shout out: <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">Google I/O</a> and <a href="https://us.pycon.org/2018/">PyCon</a> are both happening this week</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/1TvV9sblMZA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 09, 2018
Open Source at Google Cloud Platform with Sarah Novotny
00:38:15
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> are joined by <a href="https://twitter.com/sarahnovotny">Sarah Novotny</a>, Head of Open Source Strategy for Google Cloud Platform, to talk all about Open Source, the Cloud Native Compute Foundation and their relationships to Google Cloud Platform.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="sarah-novotny">Sarah Novotny</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/sarahnovotny">Sarah Novotny</a> leads an Open Source Strategy group for Google Cloud Platform. She has long been an Open Source community champion in communities such as Kubernetes, NGINX and MySQL and ran large scale technology infrastructures at Amazon before web-scale had a name. In 2001, she co-founded Blue Gecko, which was sold to DatAvail in 2012. She is a program chair emeritus for O’Reilly Media’s OSCON.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Now live in Tokyo: using TensorFlow to predict taxi demand <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/04/now-live-in-tokyo-using-tensorflow-to-predict-taxi-demand">blog</a></li> <li>Kubernetes best practices: Organizing with Namespaces <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/Kubernetes-best-practices-Organizing-with-Namespaces.html">blog</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpnZX3if9Tc">youtube</a></li> <li>Announcing Open Images V4 and the ECCV 2018 Open Images Challenge <a href="https://research.googleblog.com/2018/04/announcing-open-images-v4-and-eccv-2018.html">blog</a> <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/openimages/web/index.html">dataset</a> <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/openimages/web/challenge.html">challenge</a><br /></li> <li>Introducing Kubernetes Service Catalog and Google Cloud Platform Service Broker: find and connect services to your cloud-native apps <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/Introducing-Kubernetes-Catalog-and-GCP-Open-Service-Broker.html">blog</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/concepts/add-on/service-broker">docs</a></li> <li>Julia Evans - zines <a href="https://gumroad.com/b0rk">store</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>Node.js Foundation <a href="https://foundation.nodejs.org/about/leadership">board of directors</a></li> <li>Tensorflow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org">site</a></li> <li>gRPC <a href="https://grpc.io">site</a></li> <li>Apache Beam <a href="https://beam.apache.org">site</a></li> <li>Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="http://cloud.google.com/gke">site</a></li> <li>Forseti <a href="https://forsetisecurity.org">site</a> <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-120-forseti-with-nenad-stojanovski-and-andrew-hoying/">podcast</a></li> <li>Cloud Native Compute Foundation <a href="https://www.cncf.io">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Native Computing Foundation Announces Kubernetes® as First Graduated Project <a href="https://www.cncf.io/announcement/2018/03/06/cloud-native-computing-foundation-announces-kubernetes-first-graduated-project/">blog</a></li> <li>NTP&rsquo;s Fate Hinges On &lsquo;Father Time&rsquo; <a href="https://www.informationweek.com/it-life/ntps-fate-hinges-on-father-time/d/d-id/1319432?">article</a></li> <li>Open Container Initiative <a href="https://www.opencontainers.org">site</a></li> <li>Fireside chat: building on and contributing to Google’s open source projects <a href="https://events.google.com/io/schedule/?section=may-8&amp;sid=714f7e53-ee74-4918-bc28-cb6423acfccc">Google I/O</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>Mark broke SSH access to his Compute Engine instance by accidentally removing the GCP linux guest environment. How did he fix it?</p> <ul> <li>Installing the Linux Guest Environment via Clone Root Disk &amp; Use Startup Script <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/linux-guest-environment#startup_script">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark can be found streaming <a href="https://agones.dev">Agones</a> development on <a href="https://twitch.tv/markmandel">Twitch</a> and finished his <a href="https://www.compoundtheory.com/scaling-dedicated-game-servers-with-kubernetes-part-4-scaling-down/">blog series on scaling game servers on Kubernetes</a>.</p> <p>Melanie will be speaking at the <a href="https://meetings.internet2.edu/2018-global-summit/">internet2 Global Summit</a>, May 9th in San Diego, and will also be talking at the <a href="https://understandrisk.org/event/ur2018/">Understand Risk Forum</a> on May 17th, in Mexico City.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/TiAafS-t3d0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
May 02, 2018
VP of Infrastructure Eric Brewer
00:35:13
<p>VP of Infrastructure at Google Cloud <a href="https://twitter.com/eric_brewer">Eric Brewer</a>, talks to <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> all about open source at Google Cloud, distributed systems, hybrid cloud, and more!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="eric-brewer">Eric Brewer</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/eric_brewer">Eric Brewer</a> is the main <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inventor">inventor</a> of a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wireless_networking">wireless networking</a> scheme called WiLDNet, which promises to bring low-cost connectivity to rural areas of the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Developing_world">developing world</a>. He is a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenure">tenured</a> <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Professor">professor</a> of Computer Science at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_California,_Berkeley">UC Berkeley</a>. In 1996, Brewer co-founded <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inktomi_Corporation">Inktomi Corporation</a> (bought by <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yahoo!">Yahoo!</a> in 2003) and became a paper <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Billionaire">billionaire</a> during the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dot-com_bubble">dot-com bubble</a>. Working with <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton">Bill Clinton</a>, he helped to create <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USA.gov">USA.gov</a>, which launched in 2000.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brewer_(scientist)#cite_note-1">[1]</a></sup> He is known for formulating the <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAP_Theorem">CAP Theorem</a> about distributed network applications in the late 1990s.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brewer_(scientist)#cite_note-2">[2]</a></sup> Starting in May 2011 he has been on a sabbatical at Google as VP of Infrastructure.<sup><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brewer_(scientist)#cite_note-3">[3]</a></sup></p> <p>Credits: <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_Brewer_(scientist)">Wikipedia</a></p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Next <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/">site</a> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Next London <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/london">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Next Tokyo <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/tokyo">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Cloud SQL for PostgreSQL now generally available and ready for your production workloads <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/Cloud-SQL-for-PostgreSQL-now-generally-available-and-ready-for-your-production-workloads.html">blog</a></li> <li>Calling C functions from BigQuery with Web Assembly <a href="https://medium.com/@sourcedtech/calling-c-functions-from-bigquery-with-web-assembly-c19c023fc755">blog</a> <ul> <li>BigQuery beyond SQL and JS: Running C and Rust code at scale <a href="https://medium.com/@hoffa/bigquery-beyond-sql-and-js-running-c-and-rust-code-at-scale-33021763ee1f">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Kubernetes best practices: How and why to build small container images <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/Kubernetes-best-practices-how-and-why-to-build-small-container-images.html">blog</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGz_cbtCiEA">youtube</a> <br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Nine faculty elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences <a href="http://news.berkeley.edu/2018/04/18/american-academy-of-arts-and-sciences-2018/">blog</a></li> <li>USA.gov <a href="https://www.usa.gov">site</a></li> <li>Eric Brewer <a href="https://research.google.com/pubs/EricBrewer.html">research at google</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a></li> <li>2014 Dockercon Keynote <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrxnVKZeqK8">youtube</a></li> <li>2017 Google Cloud Next Keynote <a href="https://youtu.be/h9FSqVbdHis?t=1224">youtube</a></li> <li>Istio <a href="https://istio.io">site</a></li> <li>Extend the Kubernetes API with CustomResourceDefinitions <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/access-kubernetes-api/extend-api-custom-resource-definitions/">docs</a></li> <li>Mentors <ul> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butler_Lampson">Butler Lampson</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbara_Liskov">Barbara Liskov</a></li> <li><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Patterson_(computer_scientist)">David Patterson</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I want to visualise the network traffic between pods/services within my Kubernetes cluster, is there an easy way to do this?</p> <ul> <li>Weavescope <a href="https://www.weave.works/docs/scope/latest/features/">features</a> <a href="https://www.weave.works/docs/scope/latest/installing/">installation</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark can be found streaming <a href="https://agones.dev">Agones</a> development on <a href="https://twitch.tv/markmandel">Twitch</a>, and will be presenting on Agones at <a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/sf/sessions/session/155665">Cloud Next</a>.</p> <p>Melanie will be presenting at the <a href="https://meetings.internet2.edu/2018-global-summit/">internet2 Global Summit</a>, May 9th in San Diego, and will also be talking at the <a href="https://understandrisk.org/event/ur2018/">Understand Risk Forum</a> on May 17th, in Mexico City.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/cQjERzr-eI8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 25, 2018
Post-Quantum Cryptography with Nick Sullivan and Adam Langley
00:42:07
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/grittygrease">Nick Sullivan</a>, and <a href="https://twitter.com/agl_">Adam Langley</a> join <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> to provide a pragmatic view on post-quantum cryptography and what it means to research security for the potential of quantum computing. Post-quantum cryptography is about developing algorithms that are resistant to quantum computers in conjunction with &ldquo;classical&rdquo; computers. It&rsquo;s about looking at the full picture of potential threats and planning on how to address them using a diversity of types of mathematics in the research. Adam and Nick help clarify the different terminology and techniques that are applied in the research and give a practical understanding of what to expect from a security perspective.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="nick-sullivan">Nick Sullivan</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/grittygrease">Nick Sullivan</a> runs the cryptography team at <a href="https://www.cloudflare.com">Cloudflare</a>, an internet security and performance company.</p> <h5 id="adam-langley">Adam Langley</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/agl_">Adam Langley</a> is a Principal Software Engineer at Google, responsible for a variety of cryptography-related efforts.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google IO <a href="https://events.google.com/io/">site</a> &amp; IO Extended Events <a href="https://events.google.com/io/extended/">site</a></li> <li>App Engine Turns 10 <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/reflecting-on-our-ten-year-App-Engine-journey.html">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing Stackdriver APM &amp; Stackdriver Profiler <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-Stackdriver-APM-and-Stackdriver-Profiler-Distributed-tracing-debugging-and-profiling-for-your-performance-sensitive-applications.html">blog</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.zdnet.com/article/google-cloud-platform-adds-duo-of-application-performance-management-tools-for-developers/">article</a></li> <li>Smart Parking story: <ul> <li>Cloud-native architecture with serverless microservices <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/Cloud-native-architecture-with-serverless-microservices-the-Smart-Parking-story.html">blog part1</a></li> <li>Implementing an event-driven architecture on serverless <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/implementing-an-event-driven-architecture-on-serverless-the-Smart-Parking-story.html">blog part2</a></li> <li>What we learned doing serverless <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/what-we-learned-doing-serverless-the-Smart-Parking-story.html">blog part3</a></li> <li>Episode 102 Smart Parking and IoT Core with Brian Granatir <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-102-smart-parking-and-iot-core-with-brian-granatir/">podcast</a> <br /></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Quantum Computing <a href="https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computer">simple wiki</a> &amp; <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_computing">wiki</a></li> <li>Post-Quantum Cryptography <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Post-quantum_cryptography">wiki</a> &amp; <a href="https://pqcrypto.org/">site</a></li> <li>Chrome post-quantum algorithm experiment 2016 <a href="https://security.googleblog.com/2016/07/experimenting-with-post-quantum.html">blog</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.wired.com/2016/07/google-tests-new-crypto-chrome-fend-off-quantum-attacks/">wired article</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.imperialviolet.org/2016/11/28/cecpq1.html">results</a></li> <li>Imperial Violet by Adam Langley <a href="https://www.imperialviolet.org/">blog</a> <ul> <li>Post-quantum confidentiality for TLS <a href="https://www.imperialviolet.org/2018/04/11/pqconftls.html">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Cloudflare Blog by Nick Sullivan <a href="https://blog.cloudflare.com/author/nick-sullivan/">blog</a></li> <li>National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) <a href="https://www.nist.gov/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/Post-Quantum-Cryptography/Round-1-Submissions">round 1 submissions</a></li> <li>PQ Crypto Conference <a href="http://www.math.fau.edu/pqcrypto2018/">site</a></li> </ul> <p>Additional References / Resources:</p> <ul> <li>Quantum Cryptography <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_cryptography">wiki</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.popsci.com/what-is-quantum-cryptography">article</a></li> <li>Quantum Supremacy <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quantum_supremacy">wiki</a> and <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1608.00263">arXiv paper</a></li> <li>Lattice-based Cryptography <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lattice-based_cryptography">wiki</a> &amp; <a href="https://pqcrypto.org/lattice.html">resources</a></li> <li>RSA algorithm <a href="https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/RSA_algorithm">wiki</a></li> <li>Symmetric and Asymmetric (Public key) Encription <a href="https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/246071/description-of-symmetric-and-asymmetric-encryption">explanation</a></li> <li>Confidentiality and Integrity <a href="https://security.stackexchange.com/questions/148173/authenticity-confidentiality-integrity-general-questions">explanation</a></li> <li>Schrodinger&rsquo;s cat <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Schr%C3%B6dinger%27s_cat">wiki</a></li> <li>Shor&rsquo;s algorithm <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shor%27s_algorithm">wiki</a></li> <li>Quest for the Quantum Computer <a href="https://books.google.com/books/about/Minds_Machines_and_the_Multiverse.html?id=cmX8yyBfP74C&amp;printsec=frontcover&amp;source=kp_read_button#v=onepage&amp;q&amp;f=false">book</a></li> <li>Meet the meQuanics - Quantum Computing Discussions <a href="http://www.h-bar.com.au/meet-the-mequanics/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/meet-the-mequanics-quantum-computing-discussions/id1099431495?mt=2">podcast</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Don%27t_Panic.svg"><img src="../images/post/Don't_Panic.svg.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 40%;"></a> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How to stream realtime coding?</p> <ul> <li>Lessons for my First Year Live Coding on Twitch - Suz Hinton <a href="https://medium.freecodecamp.org/lessons-from-my-first-year-of-live-coding-on-twitch-41a32e2f41c1">blog</a></li> <li>Get a good microphone</li> <li><a href="https://obsproject.com">Open Broadcast Software</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/">Twitch TV</a></li> <li><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/markmandel">Mark&rsquo;s Twitch Site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <ul> <li>San Francisco</li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/X9M6S4tplqQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 18, 2018
Project Jupyter with Jessica Forde, Yuvi Panda and Chris Holdgraf
00:47:24
<p><a href="https://github.com/jzf2101">Jessica Forde</a>, <a href="https://twitter.com/yuvipanda">Yuvi Panda</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/choldgraf">Chris Holdgraf</a> join <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> to discuss Project Jupyter from it&rsquo;s interactive notebook origin story to the various open source modular projects it&rsquo;s grown into supporting data research and applications. We dive specifically into JupyterHub using Kubernetes to enable a multi-user server. We also talk about Binder, an interactive development environment that makes work easily reproducible.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="jessica-forde">Jessica Forde</h5> <p><a href="https://github.com/jzf2101">Jessica Forde</a> is a Project Jupyter Maintainer with a background in reinforcement learning and Bayesian statistics. At Project Jupyter, she works primarily on JupyterHub, Binder, and JuptyerLab to improve access to scientific computing and scientific research. Her previous open source projects include datamicroscopes, a DARPA-funded Bayesian nonparametrics library in Python, and density, a wireless device data tool at Columbia University. Jessica has also worked as a machine learning researcher and data scientist in a variety of applications including healthcare, energy, and human capital.</p> <h5 id="yuvi-panda">Yuvi Panda</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/yuvipanda">Yuvi Panda</a> is the Project Jupyter Technical Operations Architect in the UC Berkeley Data Sciences Division. He works on making it easy for people who don’t traditionally consider themselves &ldquo;programmers&rdquo; to do things with code. He builds tools (e.g., Quarry, PAWS, etc.) to sidestep the list of historical accidents that constitute the &ldquo;command line tax&rdquo; that people have to pay before doing productive things with computing.</p> <h5 id="chris-holdgraf">Chris Holdgraf</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/choldgraf">Chris Holdgraf</a> is a is a Project Jupyter Maintainer and Data Science Fellow at the Berkeley Institute for Data Science and a Community Architect at the Data Science Education Program at UC Berkeley. His background is in cognitive and computational neuroscience, where he used predictive models to understand the auditory system in the human brain. He&rsquo;s interested in the boundary between technology, open-source software, and scientific workflows, as well as creating new pathways for this kind of work in science and the academy. He&rsquo;s a core member of Project Jupyter, specifically working with JupyterHub and Binder, two open-source projects that make it easier for researchers and educators to do their work in the cloud. He works on these core tools, along with research and educational projects that use these tools at Berkeley and in the broader open science community.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Dragonball hosted on GC / powered by Spanner <a href="https://techcrunch.com/2018/03/20/bandai-namco-bets-on-google-cloud-to-power-its-new-pvp-dragon-ball-game/">blog</a> and <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5wtlj_q3DjE&amp;feature=youtu.be&amp;t=20497">GDC presentation at Developer Day</a></li> <li>Cloud Text-to-Speech API powered by DeepMind WaveNet <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-Cloud-Text-to-Speech-powered-by-Deepmind-WaveNet-technology.html">blog</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/text-to-speech/">docs</a></li> <li>Now you can deploy to Kubernetes Engine from Gitlab <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/now-you-can-deploy-to-Kubernetes-Engine-from-GitLab-with-a-few-clicks.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Jupyter <a href="http://jupyter.org/">site</a></li> <li>JupyterHub <a href="https://github.com/jupyterhub/jupyterhub">github</a></li> <li>Binder <a href="https://mybinder.org/">site</a> and <a href="http://binder.readthedocs.io/en/latest/">docs</a></li> <li>JupyterLab <a href="https://github.com/jupyterlab/jupyterlab">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a> <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes">github</a></li> <li>Jupyter Notebook <a href="https://github.com/jupyterlab">github</a></li> <li>LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) <a href="https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/">site</a> and <a href="https://github.com/minrk/ligo-binder">binder</a></li> <li>Paul Romer, World Bank Chief Economist <a href="https://paulromer.net/doing-business/">blog</a> and <a href="https://github.com/paulromer149/DB-Calcs/blob/master/DB-Calcs.ipynb">jupyter notebook</a></li> <li>The Scientific Paper is Obsolete <a href="https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/04/the-scientific-paper-is-obsolete/556676/?single_page=true">article</a></li> <li>Large Scale Teaching Infrastructure with Kubernetes - Yuvi Panda, Berkeley University <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5rl7T18n-s">video</a></li> <li>Data 8: The Foundations of Data Science <a href="http://data8.org/">site</a></li> <li>Zero to JupyterHub <a href="https://zero-to-jupyterhub.readthedocs.io/en/latest/">site</a></li> <li>JupyterHub Deploy Docker <a href="https://github.com/jupyterhub/jupyterhub-deploy-docker">github</a></li> <li>Jupyter Gitter <a href="https://gitter.im/jupyter/home">channels</a></li> <li>Jupyter Pop-Up, May 15th <a href="https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jupyter-pop-up-dc-tickets-44090939186?aff=jcwebsite">site</a></li> <li>JupyterCon, Aug 21-24 <a href="https://conferences.oreilly.com/jupyter/jup-ny">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="http://jupyter.org/"><img src="../images/post/jupyter.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 40%;"></a> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How did Google’s predictions do during March Madness?</p> <ul> <li>How to build a realt time prediction model: <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/03/architecting-live-ncaa-predictions-from-archives-to-insights">Architecting live NCAA predictions</a></li> <li>Final Four halftime - fed data from first half to create prediction on second half and created a 30 second spot that ran on CBS before game play <a href="http://creativity-online.com/work/google-villanova-vs-michigan-2nd-half-realtime-prediction/54248">sample prediction ad</a></li> <li>Kaggle Competition <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/c/mens-machine-learning-competition-2018">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <ul> <li>Melanie is speaking about AI at <a href="https://techtonica.org">Techtonica</a> today, and April 14th will be participating in a panel on Diversity and Inclusion at the <a href="https://www.harker.org/about/events/research-symposium#bookmark-intro">Harker Research Symposium</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/Yt15JrrpSrs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 11, 2018
Kontributing to Kubernetes with Paris Pittman and Garrett Rodrigues
00:32:05
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/parisinbmore">Paris Pittman</a> and <a href="https://github.com/grodrigues3">Garrett Rodrigues</a> join <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> to discuss the Contributor Experience on Kubernetes, and how people can get involved with Kubernetes!</p> <p></p> <h5 id="paris-pittman">Paris Pittman</h5> <p>Co-Chair of Contributor Experience Special Interest Group for Kubernetes.<br /> Bay Area Kubernetes Meetup Co-Organizer</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/parisinbmore">Paris</a> is a Developer Relations Program Manager on the Google Cloud Open Source Strategy team focusing on Kubernetes Community. She has 13 years of professional experience in attracting, retaining, growing, and incentivizing engineering talent for organizations and open source projects. She has also been organizing communities in one form or another for over 20 years, and at one point ran enough hackathons and meetups to subsist solely on the free pizza leftovers.</p> <h5 id="garrett-rodrigues">Garrett Rodrigues</h5> <p>Technical Lead of the Contributor Experience SIG for Kubernetes.</p> <p><a href="https://github.com/grodrigues3">Garrett</a> is a Technical Program Manager at Google, and he joined the Kubernetes and GKE Team at Google in June 2016. As a lead of ContribX, he has focused on scaling the Kubernetes project in a sustainable way. Garrett developed a lot of the tooling and automation to support OSS code review, issue triage, and data collection about the project. In addition to his work on Contributor Experience, Garrett is currently involved with the app-def working group to get a new declarative application management tool released.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Highlights from the TensorFlow Developer Summit, 2018 <a href="https://medium.com/tensorflow/highlights-from-tensorflow-developer-summit-2018-cd86615714b2">blog</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Hub <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/hub/">site</a></li> <li>Announcing TensorRT integration with TensorFlow 1.7 <a href="https://developers.googleblog.com/2018/03/tensorrt-integration-with-tensorflow.html">blog</a></li> <li>Announcing Google Cloud Security Talks during RSA Conference 2018 <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-cloud/announcing-google-cloud-security-talks-during-rsa-conference-2018/">blog</a></li> <li>Exploring container security: An overview <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/exploring-container-security-an-overview.html">blog</a></li> <li>How to run Windows Containers on Compute Engine <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/04/how-to-run-Windows-Containers-on-Compute-Engine.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Kubernetes <a href="https://kubernetes.io">site</a> <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes SIGs and Working Groups <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community/blob/master/sig-list.md">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Community Content <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Contributor Guide <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community/tree/master/contributors/guide">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes slack <a href="http://slack.k8s.io">join!</a></li> <li>Kubernetes design proposals <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community/tree/master/contributors/design-proposals">github</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Issues <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/labels/help%20wanted">help wanted</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Contributor Summit <a href="https://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/kubecon-cloudnativecon-europe-2018/co-located-events/kubernetes-contributor-summit/">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Weekly Community Meeting <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community/blob/master/events/community-meeting.md">github</a></li> <li>Dev Statistics <a href="https://k8s.devstats.cncf.io">site</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Mentoring Initiatives <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/community/tree/master/mentoring">github</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://kubernetes.io"><img src="../images/post/Kubernetes.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 40%;"></a> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If I need to temporarily increases the power of a <a href="https://cloud.google.com/shell/">Cloud Shell</a>, how do I do that?</p> <ul> <li>Boost Mode <a href="https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs/features#boost_mode">docs</a></li> <li>Justin Garrison <a href="https://twitter.com/rothgar/status/979365090469101569">tweet</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <ul> <li>Melanie will be speaking about AI at <a href="https://techtonica.org">Techtonica</a> on April 11th, and April 14th will be participating in a panel on Diversity and Inclusion at the <a href="https://www.harker.org/about/events/research-symposium#bookmark-intro">Harker Research Symposium</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/HLjBfDlJnZQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Apr 04, 2018
Forseti with Nenad Stojanovski and Andrew Hoying
00:32:10
<p>Nenad Stojanovski and Andrew Hoying join <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> this week to discuss <a href="https://forsetisecurity.org">Forseti</a> - open source tools for Google Cloud Platform security.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="nenad-stojanovski">Nenad Stojanovski</h5> <p>Staff Security Engineer, Spotify</p> <h5 id="andrew-hoying">Andrew Hoying</h5> <p>Andrew Hoying is a Senior Security Engineer at Google. His goal is to ensure all services built by Google and running on Google Cloud Platform have the same, or better, security assurances as services running in any other environment. He is also a top contributor to the Forseti Security open-source project, helping enterprises monitor and secure their GCP environments.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Shopify’s Infrastructure Collaboration with Google <a href="https://shopifyengineering.myshopify.com/blogs/engineering/shopify-infrastructure-collaboration-with-google">blog</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Engine Private Clusters now available in beta <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/kubernetes-engine-private-clusters-now.html">blog</a></li> <li>Easy HPC clusters on GCP with Slurm <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/easy-HPC-clusters-on-GCP-with-Slurm.html">blog</a></li> <li>Understand your spending at a glance with Google Cloud Billing reports beta <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/understand-your-spending-at-a-glance-with-Google-Cloud-Billing-reports-beta.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Forseti Security <a href="https://forsetisecurity.org">site</a> <a href="https://forsetisecurity.org/docs/latest/">docs</a> <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/forseti-security">github</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Shell <a href="https://cloud.google.com/shell/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/shell/docs/">docs</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://forsetisecurity.org"><img src="../images/post/forseti.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 30%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Forseti Security<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I automatically scan the Docker images in your Google Cloud Repository for known vulnerabilities?</p> <ul> <li>Scanning Vulnerabilities in Docker images <a href="https://blog.javabien.net/2017/12/21/scanning-images/">blog</a></li> <li>Container Registry Vulnerability Scanning <a href="https://cloud.google.com/container-registry/docs/vulnerability-scanning">docs</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <ul> <li>Melanie will be speaking about AI at <a href="https://techtonica.org">Techtonica</a> on April 11th, and April 14th will be participating in a panel on Diversity and Inclusion at the <a href="https://www.harker.org/about/events/research-symposium#bookmark-intro">Harker Research Symposium</a></li> </ul><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/qOuuW3zXiSQ" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 28, 2018
NVIDIA and Deep Learning Research with Bryan Catanzaro
00:43:55
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/ctnzr">Bryan Catanzaro</a>, the VP Applied Deep Learning Research at NVIDIA, joins <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> this week to discuss how his team uses applied deep learning to make NVIDIA products and processes better. We talk about parallel processing and compute with GPUs as well as his team&rsquo;s research in graphics, text and audio to change how these forms of communication are created and rendered by using deep learning.</p> <p>This week we are also joined by a special co-host, <a href="https://twitter.com/ffpaladin">Sherol Chen</a> who is a developer advocate on GCP and machine learning researcher on Magenta at Google. Listen at the end of the podcast where Mark and Sherol chat about all things GDC.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="bryan-catanzaro">Bryan Catanzaro</h5> <p>Bryan Catanzaro is VP of Applied Deep Learning Research at NVIDIA, where he leads a team solving problems in domains ranging from video games to chip design using deep learning. Bryan earned his PhD from Berkeley, where he focused on parallel computing, machine learning, and programming models. He earned his MS and BS from Brigham Young University, where he worked on higher radix floating-point representations for FPGAs. Bryan worked at Baidu to create next generation systems for training and deploying deep learning models for speech recognition. Before that, he was a researcher at NVIDIA, where he worked on programming models for parallel processors, as well as libraries for deep learning, which culminated in the creation of the widely used CUDNN library.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>NVIDIA Tesla V100s coming to Google Cloud <a href="https://cloudplatformonline.com/CP-2018-NA-NVIDIA.html">site</a></li> <li>Automatic Severless Deployment with Cloud Source Repositories <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/automatic-serverless-deployments-with-Cloud-Source-Repositories-and-Container-Builder.html">blog</a></li> <li>Magenta <a href="https://magenta.tensorflow.org/">site</a> <ul> <li>NSynth Super <a href="https://magenta.tensorflow.org/nsynth-super">site</a></li> <li>MusicVAE <a href="https://magenta.tensorflow.org/music-vae">site</a></li> <li>Making music using new sounds generated with machine learnnig <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/making-music-using-new-sounds-generated-machine-learning/">blog</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Building Blocks of Interpretability <a href="https://distill.pub/2018/building-blocks/">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>NVIDIA <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA GPU Technology Conference (GTC) <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/gtc/">site</a></li> <li>CUDA <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-zone">site</a></li> <li>cuDNN <a href="https://developer.nvidia.com/cudnn">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA Volta <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/data-center/volta-gpu-architecture/">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA Tesla P4 <a href="http://images.nvidia.com/content/pdf/tesla/Tesla-P4-Product-Brief.pdf">docs</a></li> <li>NVIDIA Tesla V100s <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html">site</a></li> <li>Silicon Valley AI Lab Baidu Research <a href="http://research.baidu.com/">site</a></li> <li>ICML: International Conference on Machine Learning <a href="https://icml.cc/">site</a></li> <li>CVPR: Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition Conference <a href="http://cvpr2018.thecvf.com/">site</a></li> </ul> <p>Referenced Papers &amp; Research:</p> <ul> <li>Deep learning with COTS HPC System <a href="http://ai.stanford.edu/~acoates/papers/CoatesHuvalWangWuNgCatanzaro_icml2013.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Building High-level Features Using Large Scale Unsupervised Learning <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1112.6209.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>OpenAI Learning to Generate Reviews and Discovering Sentiment <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1704.01444.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Progressive Growing of GANs for Improved Quality, Stability, and Variation <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1710.10196.pdf">paper</a> and CelebA <a href="http://mmlab.ie.cuhk.edu.hk/projects/CelebA.html">dataset</a></li> <li>High-Resolution Image Synthesis and Semantic Manipulation with Conditional GANs <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1711.11585.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Deep Image Prior <a href="https://dmitryulyanov.github.io/deep_image_prior">site</a></li> <li>How a Japanese cucumber farmer is using deep learning and TensorFlow <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2016/08/how-a-japanese-cucumber-farmer-is-using-deep-learning-and-tensorflow">blog</a></li> </ul> <p>Sample Talks:</p> <ul> <li>Future of AI Hardware Panel <a href="https://vimeo.com/238818665">video</a></li> <li>High Performance Computing is Supercharging AI <a href="https://blogs.nvidia.com/blog/author/baiduguestauthor/">blog/video</a></li> <li>AI Podcast: Where is Deep Learning Going Next? <a href="https://blogs.nvidi.com/blog/2016/12/07/ai-podcast-deep-learning-going-next/">blog/video</a></li> </ul> <p>Sample Resources:</p> <ul> <li>Coursera How Google does Machine Learning <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/google-machine-learning">site</a></li> <li>NVIDIA Deep Learning Institute <a href="https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/deep-learning-ai/education/">site</a></li> <li>Udacity AI Nanodegree <a href="https://www.udacity.com/course/artificial-intelligence-nanodegree--nd889">site</a></li> <li>Kaggle <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/">site</a></li> <li>PyTorch <a href="http://pytorch.org/">site</a></li> <li>Keras <a href="https://keras.io/">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="http://www.nvidia.com/page/home.html"><img src="../images/post/nvidia2.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 30%;"></a> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>What to watch out for and get involved in at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) this year and in the future?</p> <ul> <li>International Grame Developers Association (IGDA) <a href="https://www.igda.org/">site</a></li> <li>Fellowship of GDC Parties <a href="https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheFellowshipOfParties/about/">site</a></li> <li>ALtCtrlGDC <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/events/altctrlgdc.html">site</a></li> <li>Experimental Gameplay Workshop <a href="http://www.experimental-gameplay.org/">site</a></li> <li>Women in Games International (WIGI) <a href="https://getwigi.com/">site</a></li> <li>Blacks in Gaming (BIG) <a href="https://www.facebook.com/Blacks-in-Gaming-142639569140671/">site</a></li> <li>Serious Games (SIGs) <a href="http://www.igda.org/group/serious">site</a></li> <li>What&rsquo;s New in Firebase and Google Cloud Platform for Games <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_(video_game)">site</a></li> <li>Summits to Checkout: <ul> <li>AI Game Developers Summit <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/conference/ai.html">site</a></li> <li>Game Narrative Summit <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/conference/gamenarrative.html">site</a></li> <li>Independent Games Summit <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/conference/igs.html">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Additional Advice: <ul> <li>The first two days are summits which are great because topic focused</li> <li>Expo floor takes a good hour to get through</li> <li>WIGI, BIG and SIGs (Google and Microsoft) have the best food</li> <li>GDC is composed of various communities</li> <li>Bring business cards</li> <li>Check out post-mortems</li> </ul></li> <li>Favorite Games: <ul> <li>Mass Effect <a href="https://www.masseffect.com/en-gb">site</a></li> <li>Final Fantasy <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Final_Fantasy_(video_game)">wiki</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Games Mark &amp; Sherol are currently playing: <ul> <li>Hearthstone <a href="https://playhearthstone.com/en-gb/">site</a></li> <li>Dragon Age Origins <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragon_Age:_Origins">wiki</a></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark and Sherol are at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference (GDC)</a>. You can find them via the Google at GDC 2018 <a href="https://events.withgoogle.com/google-gdc-2018/">site</a>.</p> <p>Sherol will be at <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/dev-summit/">TensorFlow Dev Summit</a> speaking about machine learning research and creativity next week.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/lyg8jnvieyM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 21, 2018
OpenCensus with Morgan McLean and JBD
00:30:03
<p>Product Manager Morgan McLean and Software Engineer <a href="https://twitter.com/rakyll">JBD</a> join <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> this week to discuss the new open source project <a href="https://opencensus.io">OpenCensus</a>, a single distribution of libraries for metrics and distributed tracing with minimal overhead that allows you to export data to multiple backends.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="morgan-mclean">Morgan McLean</h5> <p>Morgan McLean is the Product Manager for Tracing, Debugging, and Profiling at Google, including OpenCensus</p> <h5 id="jbd">JBD</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/rakyll">JBD</a> leads the OpenCensus Go and our integrations with other projects.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing Agones: Open-source, multiplayer, dedicated game-server hosting built on Kubernetes <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-Agones-open-source-multiplayer-dedicated-game-server-hosting-built-on-Kubernetes.html">blog</a> <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/agones">github</a></li> <li>TensorFlow 1.6 <a href="https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow/releases/tag/v1.6.0">release</a> <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/dev-summit/">summit</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Object Detection on iOS <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0uXMgLIlXoE&amp;index=17&amp;list=PLIivdWyY5sqJxnwJhe3etaK7utrBiPBQ2">youtube</a></li> <li>Optimizing your Cloud Storage performance: Google Cloud Performance Atlas <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/optimizing-your-Cloud-Storage-performance-Google-Cloud-Performance-Atlas.html">blog</a></li> <li>Introducing GCP’s new interactive CLI <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/03/introducing-GCPs-new-interactive-CLI.html">blog</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sdk/gcloud/reference/alpha/interactive">docs</a><br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>OpenCensus <a href="https://opencensus.io">site</a> <a href="https://opencensus.io/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Github Organisation <a href="https://github.com/census-instrumentation">github</a></li> <li>How Google uses Census internally <a href="https://opensource.googleblog.com/2018/03/how-google-uses-opencensus-internally.html">blog</a></li> <li>The value of OpenCensus <a href="http://opensource.googleblog.com/2018/03/the-value-of-opencensus.html">blog</a></li> <li>Tracing <ul> <li>Zipkin <a href="https://zipkin.io">site</a></li> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/trace/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/trace/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>jaeger <a href="https://github.com/jaegertracing/jaeger">github</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Metrics <ul> <li>Stackdriver <a href="https://cloud.google.com/monitoring/api/metrics">docs</a></li> <li>Prometheus <a href="https://prometheus.io">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Google Summer of Code <a href="https://summerofcode.withgoogle.com/organizations/5240153879085056/">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://opencensus.io"><img src="../images/post/opencensus.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 30%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">OpenCensus<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I heard there are abilities to natively extend Kubernetes - what does that mean, and also how do I do that?</p> <ul> <li>Custom Resource Definitions <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/concepts/api-extension/custom-resources/">reference</a> <a href="https://kubernetes.io/docs/tasks/access-kubernetes-api/extend-api-custom-resource-definitions/">guide</a></li> <li>Sample Controller <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/sample-controller">github</a></li> <li>TGIK Custom Controller video series <a href="https://github.com/jbeda/tgik-controller">github</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xo_ghCIOSY">youtube</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fWkK-zsFtlU">youtube</a> <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqhKCiGsf1Y">youtube</a></li> <li>An Introduction to Extending Kubernetes with CustomResourceDefinitions <a href="https://blog.heptio.com/an-introduction-to-extending-kubernetes-with-customresourcedefinitions-76deb675b27a">blog</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/ianlewis/memcached-operator">memcached-operator</a></li> <li><a href="https://github.com/coreos/etcd-operator">etcd-operator</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March. You can find him via the Google at GDC 2108 <a href="https://events.withgoogle.com/google-gdc-2018/">site</a>.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ZCcGpMp471c" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 14, 2018
Cloud AI with Dr. Fei-Fei Li
00:31:01
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/drfeifei">Dr. Fei-Fei Li</a>, the Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google joins <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> this week to talk about how Google enables businesses to solve critical problems through AI solutions. We talk about the work she is doing at Google to help reduce AI barriers to entry for enterprise, her research with Stanford combining AI and health care, where AI research is going, and her efforts to overcome one of the key challenges in AI by driving for more diversity in the field.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="dr-fei-fei-li">Dr. Fei-Fei Li</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/drfeifei">Dr. Fei-Fei Li</a> is the Chief Scientist of AI/ML at Google Cloud. She is also an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department at Stanford, and the Director of the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Lab. Dr. Fei-Fei Li’s main research areas are in machine learning, deep learning, computer vision and cognitive and computational neuroscience. She has published more than 150 scientific articles in top-tier journals and conferences, including Nature, PNAS, Journal of Neuroscience, CVPR, ICCV, NIPS, ECCV, IJCV, IEEE-PAMI, etc. Dr. Fei-Fei Li obtained her B.A. degree in physics from Princeton in 1999 with High Honors, and her PhD degree in electrical engineering from California Institute of Technology (Caltech) in 2005. She joined Stanford in 2009 as an assistant professor, and was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 2012. Prior to that, she was on faculty at Princeton University (2007-2009) and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (2005-2006). Dr. Li is the inventor of ImageNet and the ImageNet Challenge, a critical large-scale dataset and benchmarking effort that has contributed to the latest developments in deep learning and AI. In addition to her technical contributions, she is a national leading voice for advocating diversity in STEM and AI. She is co-founder of Stanford’s renowned SAILORS outreach program for high school girls and the national non-profit AI4ALL. For her work in AI, Dr. Li is a speaker at the TED2015 main conference, a recipient of the IAPR 2016 J.K. Aggarwal Prize, the 2016 nVidia Pioneer in AI Award, 2014 IBM Faculty Fellow Award, 2011 Alfred Sloan Faculty Award, 2012 Yahoo Labs FREP award, 2009 NSF CAREER award, the 2006 Microsoft Research New Faculty Fellowship and a number of Google Research awards. Work from Dr. Li&rsquo;s lab have been featured in a variety of popular press magazines and newspapers including New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune Magazine, Science, Wired Magazine, MIT Technology Review, Financial Times, and more. She was selected as a 2017 Women in Tech by the ELLE Magazine, a 2017 Awesome Women Award by Good Housekeeping, a Global Thinker of 2015 by Foreign Policy, and one of the “Great Immigrants: The Pride of America” in 2016 by the Carnegie Foundation, past winners include Albert Einstein, Yoyo Ma, Sergey Brin, et al.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Terah Lyons appointed founding executive director of Partnership on AI <a href="https://www.recode.net/2017/10/19/16503520/partnership-for-artificial-intelligence-terah-lyons">article</a> &amp; <a href="https://www.partnershiponai.org/">site</a></li> <li>Fully managed export and import with Cloud Datastore now generally available <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/fully-managed-export-and-import-with-Cloud-Datastore-now-generally-available.html">blog</a></li> <li>How Color uses the new Variant Transforms tool for breakthrough clinical data science with BigQuery <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/03/how-color-uses-the-new-variant-transforms-tool-for-breakthrough-clinical-data-science-with-bigquery">blog</a> &amp; <a href="https://github.com/googlegenomics/gcp-variant-transforms">repo</a></li> <li>Google Cloud and NCAA team up for a unique March Madness copmetition hosted on Kaggle <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/02/google-cloud-and-ncaa-team-up-for-a-unique-march-madness-competition-hosted-on-kaggle">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>AI4All <a href="http://ai-4-all.org/">site</a>, <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/0C5ve4GOYUkOMbZF2">they are hiring</a> and <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/0C5ve4GOYUkOMbZF2">how to become a mentor</a></li> <li>Cloud AI <a href="https://cloud.google.com/products/machine-learning/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud Vision API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/">site</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Speech API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/speech/">site</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/speech/docs/apis">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Natural Language API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/">site</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/docs/apis">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Translation API <a href="https://cloud.google.com/translate/">site</a> and <a href="https://cloud.google.com/translate/docs/apis">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Machine Learning Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/">site</a>, <a href="https://github.com/tensorflow">github</a> and <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/dev-summit/">Dev Summit waitlist</a></li> <li>ImageNet <a href="http://www.image-net.org/">site</a> &amp; Kaggle ImageNet Competition <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/c/imagenet-object-detection-challenge">site</a></li> <li>Stanford Medicine <a href="http://med.stanford.edu/">site</a> &amp; Stanford Children&rsquo;s Hospital <a href="https://newhospital.stanfordchildrens.org/?vt-k=%2Bstanford%20%2Bchildrens&amp;gclid=Cj0KCQiAuP7UBRDiARIsAFpxiRLO4Yk-UMifiP27tTdeDKzG-9C-bh0hiCNBsmC6bK2Ck5sKAKkoXUAaArD0EALw_wcB">site</a></li> </ul> <p>Additional sample resources on Dr. Fei-Fei Li:</p> <ul> <li>Citations <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rDfyQnIAAAAJ">site</a></li> <li>Stanford Vision Lab <a href="http://vision.stanford.edu/feifeili/">site</a></li> <li>Fei-Fei Li | 2018 MAKERS Conference <a href="https://www.makers.com/videos/5a7a159a44a64b138feff5ee">video</a></li> <li>Google Cloud’s Li Sees Transformative Time for Enterprise <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jfg37pgAX24">video</a></li> <li>Past, Present and Future of AI / Machine Learning Google I/O <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ueamFGdOpA">video</a></li> <li>Research Symposium 2017 - Morning Keynote Address at Harker School <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VBjqWogh6Gw">video</a></li> <li>How we’re teaching computers to understand pictures <a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/fei_fei_li_how_we_re_teaching_computers_to_understand_pictures">video</a></li> <li>Melinda Gates and Fei-Fei Li Want to Liberate AI from “Guy with Hoodies&rdquo; <a href="https://www.wired.com/2017/05/melinda-gates-and-fei-fei-li-want-to-liberate-ai-from-guys-with-hoodies/">article</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=rDfyQnIAAAAJ"><img src="../images/post/dr-fei-fei-li.jpg" style="margin: auto; max-width: 30%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Dr. Fei-Fei Li<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>Where can I learn more about machine learning?</p> <p>Listing of some of the many resources out there in no particular order:</p> <ul> <li>How Google does Machine Learning <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/google-machine-learning">coursera</a></li> <li>Machine Learning with Andrew Ng <a href="https://www.coursera.org/learn/machine-learning">coursera</a> and Deep Learning Specialization <a href="https://www.coursera.org/specializations/deep-learning?siteID=vedj0cWlu2Y-L4QvjSd_LFqPKRBbETmdvA&amp;utm_content=10&amp;utm_medium=partners&amp;utm_source=linkshare&amp;utm_campaign=vedj0cWlu2Y">coursera</a></li> <li>fast.ai <a href="http://www.fast.ai/">site</a></li> <li>Machine Learning with John W. Paisley <a href="https://www.edx.org/course/machine-learning-columbiax-csmm-102x-0">edx</a></li> <li>Machine Learning Columbia University <a href="https://www.class-central.com/course/edx-machine-learning-7231">edx</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="international-women-s-day-march-8th">International Women&rsquo;s Day March 8th</h5> <p>International Women&rsquo;s Day <a href="https://www.internationalwomensday.com/">site</a> covers information on events in your area, and additional resources.</p> <p>Sample of recent women in tech events to keep on radar for next year:</p> <ul> <li>Women Techmakers <a href="https://www.womentechmakers.com/programs">site</a></li> <li>Lesbians Who Tech <a href="https://lesbianswhotech.org/sanfrancisco2018/">site</a></li> <li>Women in Data Science Conference <a href="http://www.widsconference.org/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/ry2y3rSUHbM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Mar 07, 2018
Solution Architects with Miles Ward and Grace Mollison
00:34:28
<p>We have the pleasure this week of having the Director of Solutions for Google Cloud <a href="https://twitter.com/milesward">Miles Ward</a> and Cloud Solutions Architect <a href="https://twitter.com/grapesfrog">Grace Mollison</a> join <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> to discuss Solution Architects, what they do and how they interact with Customers at Google Cloud Platform.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="miles-ward">Miles Ward</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/milesward">Miles Ward</a> is a three-time technology startup entrepreneur with a decade of experience building cloud infrastructures. Miles is Director of Solutions for Google Cloud; focused on delivering next-generation solutions to challenges in big data and analytics, application migration, infrastructure automation, and cost optimization. He worked as a core part of the Obama for America 2012 “TECH” team, crashed Twitter a few times, helped NASA stream the Curiosity Mars Rover landing, put Skype back online in a pinch, and plays a mean electric sousaphone.</p> <h5 id="grace-mollison">Grace Mollison</h5> <p>Based in London, UK, <a href="https://twitter.com/grapesfrog">Grace Mollison</a> is a Cloud Solutions Architect where she helps customers to understand how to apply policies to their Google cloud platform environments as well as how to architect and deploy applications on the Google Cloud platform. In her spare time she spends time attempting to teach her international team how to speak the Queens english! Before Google Grace was a Solutions Architect at AWS where she worked with the AWS ecosystem and customers to ensure well architected solutions.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>We have awesome new intro and outro music. Did you notice?</li> <li>The thing is &hellip; Cloud IoT Core is now generally available <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/the-thing-is-Cloud-IoT-Core-is-now-generally-available.html">blog</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/iot-core/">site</a></li> <li>JupyterLab is Ready for Users <a href="https://blog.jupyter.org/jupyterlab-is-ready-for-users-5a6f039b8906">blog</a> <a href="https://github.com/jupyterlab/jupyterlab">github</a></li> <li>Announcing Google Cloud Spanner as a Vault storage backend <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/announcing-Google-Cloud-Spanner-as-a-Vault-storage-backend.html">blog</a></li> <li>How to handle mutating JSON schemas in a streaming pipeline, with Square Enix <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2018/02/how-to-handle-mutating-json-schemas-in-a-streaming-pipeline-with-square-enix">blog</a></li> <li>FAT* <a href="https://fatconference.org/2018/livestream.html">livestream</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Platform Solutions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions">site</a></li> <li>Tutorials and Solutions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/docs/tutorials">site</a></li> <li>Machine Learning with Financial Time Series Data <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/machine-learning-with-financial-time-series-data">solution</a></li> <li>Implementing GCP Policies for Customer Use Cases <a href="https://cloud.google.com/solutions/policies/implementing-policies-for-customer-use-cases">solution</a></li> <li>#87 Customer Engineers with Jonathan Cham <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-87-customer-engineers-with-jonathan-cham/">podcast</a></li> <li><a href="https://cloud.withgoogle.com/next18/">Google Cloud Next</a></li> <li>Solution Architects are hiring! <a href="https://careers.google.com/jobs#t=sq&amp;q=j&amp;li=20&amp;l=false&amp;j=cloud solution architect&amp;jcoid=7c8c6665-81cf-4e11-8fc9-ec1d6a69120c&amp;jcoid=e43afd0d-d215-45db-a154-5386c9036525">careers</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I get a Docker image into Minikube without uploading it to an external registry and then downloading it all over again? Is there an easy way to do this locally?</p> <ul> <li>Minikube <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube">github</a></li> <li><code>$ docker save &lt;image&gt; | (eval $(minikube docker-env) &amp;&amp; docker load)</code></li> <li>Original references <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/minikube/issues/1341#issuecomment-344687279">github</a> <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/questions/23935141/how-to-copy-docker-images-from-one-host-to-another-without-via-repository">Stack Overflow</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/SrTuTyDGeMc" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 28, 2018
Google Play Marketing with Dom Elliott and Stewart Bryson
00:31:46
<p>In this episode, Google Play Marketing is the customer of Google Cloud Platform. <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> chat with Dom Elliott (Google Play) and <a href="https://twitter.com/stewartbryson">Stewart Bryson</a> (Red Pill Analytics) about how they use our big data processing and visualisation tools to introspect what is happening in the Google play ecosystem.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="dom-elliott">Dom Elliott</h5> <p>Dom Elliott leads global developer marketing communications for Google Play. His goal is to help Android app and game developers improve their app quality and business performance on Google Play, by raising awareness and understanding of features that can help them find success.</p> <h5 id="stewart-bryson">Stewart Bryson</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/stewartbryson">Stewart Bryson</a> is the Owner &amp; Co-founder of Red Pill Analytics, a products and services company specializing in Cloud Analytics delivery. Red Pill is 4 years old and has about 30 employees in the US, UK and Brazil. We work with customers to accelerate their use of the public cloud for analytics, including migrating current on-premises workloads. Red Pill Analytics was engaged by Google Play to build the digital channel ingestion processes, as well as build all the Data Studio content for analyzing those channels.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Easy distributed training with TensorFlow using tf.estimator.train_and_evaluate on Cloud ML Engine <a href="Easy distributed training with TensorFlow using tf.estimator.train_and_evaluate on Cloud ML Engine">blog</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/amygdala/status/963101405731958784">tweet</a></li> <li>CI/CD with Less Fluff &amp; More Awesome <a href="https://medium.com/@riknauta/ci-cd-with-less-fluff-more-awesome-28af61288a03">blog</a></li> <li>96 vCPU Compute Engine instances are now generally available <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/96-vCPU-Compute-Engine-instances-are-now-generally-available.html">announcement</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Google Play <a href="https://play.google.com">site</a></li> <li>Google Data Studio <a href="https://cloud.google.com/data-studio/">site</a> <a href="https://support.google.com/360suite/datastudio/?hl=en#topic=6267740">docs</a></li> <li>Adding charts to Data Studio <a href="https://support.google.com/datastudio/answer/6291062?hl=en">docs</a></li> <li>Google BigQuery Data Transfer Service <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/transfer/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/bigquery/docs/transfer-service-overview">docs</a></li> <li>Google App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Cloud PubSub <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/pubsub/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Functions <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Pub/Sub Triggers <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/calling/pubsub">docs</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/functions/docs/tutorials/pubsub">tutorial</a></li> <li>Cloud Natural Language <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/natural-language/docs/">docs</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://play.google.com"><img src="../images/post/play.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 30%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Google Play<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>If you want to be able to unit test your integrations with Kubernetes with client-go, how can you mock what happens inside the cluster in your unit tests?</p> <ul> <li>fake.Clientset <a href="https://godoc.org/k8s.io/client-go/kubernetes/fake#Clientset">godoc</a> <a href="https://github.com/kubernetes/client-go/tree/master/rest/fake">code</a> <a href="https://github.com/markmandel/paddle-soccer/blob/master/server/nodescaler/scaler_test.go#L92-L97">example</a></li> <li>testing.Fake <a href="https://godoc.org/k8s.io/client-go/testing#Fake">godoc</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://fatconference.org/">Fat*</a> in New York very shortly!</p> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/NSuUi-ODs2Y" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 21, 2018
Machine Learning Bias and Fairness with Timnit Gebru and Margaret Mitchell
00:42:45
<p>This week, we dive into machine learning bias and fairness from a social and technical perspective with machine learning research scientists <a href="https://twitter.com/timnitgebru">Timnit Gebru</a> from Microsoft and <a href="https://twitter.com/mmitchell_ai">Margaret Mitchell</a> (aka Meg, aka M.) from Google.</p> <p>They share with <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> about ongoing efforts and resources to address bias and fairness including diversifying datasets, applying algorithmic techniques and expanding research team expertise and perspectives. There is not a simple solution to the challenge, and they give insights on what work in the broader community is in progress and where it is going.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="timnit-gebru">Timnit Gebru</h5> <p><a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/people/tigebru/">Timnit Gebru</a> works in the Fairness Accountability Transparency and Ethics (FATE) group at the New York Lab. Prior to joining Microsoft Research, she was a PhD student in the Stanford Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, studying computer vision under Fei-Fei Li. Her main research interest is in data mining large-scale, publicly available images to gain sociological insight, and working on computer vision problems that arise as a result, including fine-grained image recognition, scalable annotation of images, and domain adaptation. The Economist and others have recently covered part of this work. She is currently studying how to take dataset bias into account while designing machine learning algorithms, and the ethical considerations underlying any data mining project. As a cofounder of the group Black in AI, she works to both increase diversity in the field and reduce the impact of racial bias in the data.</p> <h5 id="margaret-mitchell">Margaret Mitchell</h5> <p><a href="http://www.m-mitchell.com/">M. Mitchell</a> is a Senior Research Scientist in Google’s Research &amp; Machine Intelligence group, working on artificial intelligence. Her research involves vision-language and grounded language generation, focusing on how to evolve artificial intelligence toward positive goals. Margaret’s work combines machine learning, computer vision, natural language processing, social media, and insights from cognitive science. Before Google, Margaret was a founding member of Microsoft Research’s “Cognition” group, focused on advancing artificial intelligence, and a researcher in Microsoft Research’s Natural Language Processing group.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>GPS/Cellular Asset Tracking using Google Cloud IoT Core, Firestore and MongooseOS <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/gps-cellular-asset-tracking-using-google-cloud-iot-core-firestore-and-mongooseos-4dd74921f582">blog</a></li> <li>GPUs in Kubernetes Engine now available in beta <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/accelerate-highly-parallelized-compute-tasks-with-GPUs-in-Kubernetes-Engine.html">blog</a></li> <li>Announcing Spring Cloud GCP - integrating your favorite Java framework with Google Cloud <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/announcing-Spring-Cloud-GCP-integrating-your-favorite-Java-framework-with-Google-Cloud.html">blog</a><br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>PAIR | People+AI Research Initiative <a href="https://ai.google/pair">site</a></li> <li>FATE | Fairness, Accountability, Transparency and Ethics in AI <a href="https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/group/fate/">site</a></li> <li>Fat* Conference <a href="https://fatconference.org/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://fatconference.org/links.html">resources</a></li> <li>Joy Buolamwini <a href="https://www.media.mit.edu/people/joyab/overview/">site</a></li> <li>Algorithmic Justice Leaguge <a href="https://www.ajlunited.org/">site</a></li> <li>ProPublica Machine Bias <a href="https://www.propublica.org/article/machine-bias-risk-assessments-in-criminal-sentencing">article</a></li> <li>AI Ethics &amp; Society Conference <a href="http://www.aies-conference.com/">site</a></li> <li>Ethics in NLP Conference <a href="http://www.ethicsinnlp.org/">site</a></li> <li>FACETS <a href="https://pair-code.github.io/facets/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Lattice <a href="https://github.com/tensorflow/lattice">repo</a></li> </ul> <p>Sample papers on bias and fairness:</p> <ul> <li>Gender Shades: Intersectional Accuracy Disparities in Commercial Gender Classification <a href="http://proceedings.mlr.press/v81/buolamwini18a.html">paper</a></li> <li>Facial Recognition is Accurate, if You&rsquo;re a White Guy <a href="https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/09/technology/facial-recognition-race-artificial-intelligence.html">article</a></li> <li>Mitigating Unwanted Biases with Adversarial Learning <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1801.07593.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Improving Smiling Detection with Race and Gender Diversity <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1712.00193.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Fairness Through Awareness <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1104.3913.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Avoiding Discrimination through Casual Reasoning <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1706.02744.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Man is to Computer Programmer as Woman is to Homemaker? Debiasing Word Embeddings <a href="https://arxiv.org/pdf/1607.06520.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Satisfying Real-world Goals with Dataset Constraints <a href="https://papers.nips.cc/paper/6316-satisfying-real-world-goals-with-dataset-constraints.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Axiomatic Attribution for Deep Networks <a href="https://seejane.org/research-informs-empowers/data/">paper</a></li> <li>Monotonic Calibrated Interpolated Look-Up Tables <a href="http://www.jmlr.org/papers/volume17/15-243/15-243.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Equality of Opportunity in Machine Learning <a href="https://research.googleblog.com/2016/10/equality-of-opportunity-in-machine.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <p>Additional links:</p> <ul> <li>Bill Nye Saves the World Episode 3: Machines Take Over the World (includes Margaret Mitchell) <a href="https://www.netflix.com/title/80117748">site</a></li> <li>&ldquo;We&rsquo;re in a diversity crisis&rdquo;: Black in AI&rsquo;s founder on what&rsquo;s poisoning the algorithms in our lives <a href="https://www.technologyreview.com/s/610192/were-in-a-diversity-crisis-black-in-ais-founder-on-whats-poisoning-the-algorithms-in-our/">article</a></li> <li>Using Deep Learning and Google Street View to Estimate Demographics with Timnit Gebru <a href="https://twimlai.com/twiml-talk-88-using-deep-learning-google-street-view-estimate-demographics-timnit-gebru/">TWiML &amp; AI podcast</a></li> <li>Security and Safety in AI: Adversarial Examples, Bias and Trust with Mustapha Cisse <a href="https://twimlai.com/twiml-talk-108-security-safety-ai-adversarial-examples-bias-trust-moustapha-cisse/">TWiML &amp; AI podcast</a></li> <li>How we can build AI to help humans, not hurt us <a href="https://www.ted.com/talks/margaret_mitchell_how_we_can_build_ai_to_help_humans_not_hurt_us">TED</a></li> <li>PAIR Symposium <a href="https://sites.google.com/corp/view/pair-symposium2017/home">conference</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>&ldquo;Is there a gcp service that&rsquo;s cloud identity-aware proxy except for a static site that you host via cloud storage?&rdquo;</p> <ul> <li><a href="https://twitter.com/kf/status/963195282434408448">Answer</a> between <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> &amp; <a href="https://github.com/kf">KF</a></li> <li>Cloud Identity-Aware Proxy <a href="https://cloud.google.com/iap/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://cloud.google.com/iap/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Hosting a Static Website on Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/hosting-static-website">site</a></li> <li>Google App Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/">site</a> &amp; <a href="https://cloud.google.com/appengine/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>weasel <a href="https://github.com/google/weasel">repo</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://fatconference.org/">Fat*</a> in New York in Feb.</p> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/JBucOIEEQBU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 14, 2018
Open Source TensorFlow with Yifei Feng
00:26:24
<p><a href="https://github.com/yifeif">Yifei Feng</a> talks with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> about working on the open source TensorFlow platform, the recent 1.5 release, and how her team engages and supports the growing community. She provides a great overview of what its like to work on an open source project and ways to get involved especially for anyone new to contributing.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="yifei-feng">Yifei Feng</h5> <p><a href="https://github.com/yifeif">Yifei</a> is a software engineer on TensorFlow team. Her main focus is building tools and infractures to help TensorFlow engineers do their best work. She works on release and the open source process of TensorFlow. She also worked on TensorFlow’s high level API and TensorFlow Serving.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>TensorFlow 1.5 Release <a href="https://developers.googleblog.com/2018/01/announcing-tensorflow-15.html">blog</a></li> <li>Use Forseti to make sure your Google Kubernetes Engine clusters are updated for Meltdown and Spectre <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/use-Forseti-to-make-sure-your-Google-Kubernetes-Engine-clusters-are-updated-for-Meltdown-and-Spectre.html">blog</a></li> <li>GCP arrives in Canada with launch of Montreal region <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/GCP-arrives-in-Canada-with-launch-of-Montreal-region.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/">site</a> and <a href="https://github.com/tensorflow">github</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Contributing Guidelines <a href="https://github.com/tensorflow/tensorflow/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md">page</a></li> <li>TensorFlow Summit <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/dev-summit/">site</a></li> <li>Stack Overflow <a href="https://stackoverflow.com/">site</a></li> <li>TensorFlow with Eli Bixby <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-31-tensorflow-with-eli-bixby/">podcast</a></li> <li>Cloud Machine Learning Engine with Yufeng Guo <a href="https://www.gcppodcast.com/post/episode-71-cloud-ml-with-yufeng-guo/">podcast</a></li> <li>Learn TensorFlow without a PhD <a href="https://cloud.google.com/blog/big-data/2017/01/learn-tensorflow-and-deep-learning-without-a-phd">blog</a></li> <li>AI Adventures <a href="https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIivdWyY5sqJxnwJhe3etaK7utrBiPBQ2">YouTube</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How do I design identity and access management policies policies for a GCP?</p> <ul> <li>Toward effective cloud governance: designing policies for GCP customers large and small <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/02/designing-policies-for-GCP-customers-large-and-small.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://fatconference.org/">Fat*</a> in New York in Feb.</p> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/j-aSkp15T00" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Feb 07, 2018
Percy.io with Mike Fotinakis
00:35:01
<p>We return once again to Continuous Integration tooling, this time with a visual spin. <a href="https://twitter.com/mikefotinakis">Mike Fotinakis</a> joins <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> to discuss how they use Google Cloud Platform to develop <a href="https://percy.io">Percy</a>, the platform for continuous visual reviews for web apps.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="mike-fotinakis">Mike Fotinakis</h5> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/mikefotinakis">Mike</a> is Co-Founder and CEO of Percy, where he is working on problems at the intersection of design, development, and deployment. Mike has previously worked as an engineer at companies including Google, Science Exchange, and AltSchool, and is now enjoying building his first company from the ground up. Sometimes, he even enjoys things that don’t involve computers at all, including rock climbing, coffee, classical singing, and scuba diving.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>OpenCensus: A Stats Collection and Distributed Tracing Framework <a href="https://opensource.googleblog.com/2018/01/opencensus.html">blog</a> <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/opencensus-and-prometheus-66812a7503f">medium</a></li> <li>London Zoo trials facial recognition technology to help track elephants in the wild <a href="https://www.standard.co.uk/front/london-zoo-trials-facial-recognition-technology-to-help-track-elephants-in-the-wild-a3747501.html">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud Dataflow and the Tram Challenge <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b4z8xJlTU8c">youtube</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Percy <a href="https://percy.io">site</a> <a href="https://percy.io/docs">docs</a></li> <li>Google Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Storage <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/storage/docs/overview">docs</a></li> <li>Google Cloud SQL <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/sql/docs/">docs</a></li> <li>Redis Labs Cloud <a href="https://redislabs.com/products/redis-cloud/">site</a></li> <li>Google Cloud Platform Pricing Calculator <a href="https://cloud.google.com/products/calculator/">site</a></li> <li>Ember Conf <a href="https://emberconf.com/">site</a></li> </ul> <div style="text-align: center"> <a href="https://percy.io"><img src="../images/post/percy.png" style="margin: auto; max-width: 30%;"></a> <p style="font-size:0.8em">Percy.io<p> </div> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I would love a weekly roundup of news about Google Cloud Platform - where can I get one?</p> <ul> <li>This week in GCP <a href="https://medium.com/google-cloud/weekly/home">medium</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie will be at <a href="https://fosdem.org/2018/">FOSDEM</a> in Brussels this weekend.</p> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/nReMPVkAl4o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 31, 2018
Google Cloud Platform with Sam Ramji
00:37:20
<p>The delightful <a href="https://twitter.com/sramji">Sam Ramji</a> joins <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> this week to talk about Google Cloud Platform, Open Source, Distributed Systems and Philosophy and how they are all interrelated.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="sam-ramji">Sam Ramji</h5> <p>A 20+ year veteran of the Silicon Valley and Seattle technology scenes, <a href="https://twitter.com/sramji">Sam Ramji</a> is VP Product Management for Google Cloud Platform (GCP). He was the founding CEO of <a href="https://www.cloudfoundry.org">Cloud Foundry</a> Foundation, was Chief Strategy Officer for <a href="https://apigee.com">Apigee</a> (APIC), designed and led <a href="https://www.microsoft.com">Microsoft&rsquo;s</a> open source strategy, founded the <a href="https://opensource.com/users/outercurve-foundation">Outercurve Foundation</a>, and drove product strategy for <a href="https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E13222_01/wls/docs100/index.html">BEA WebLogic</a> Integration. Previously he built distributed systems and client software at firms including <a href="http://www.broderbund.com">Broderbund</a>, <a href="http://www.fico.com">Fair Isaac</a>, and Ofoto. He is an advisor to multiple companies including <a href="https://www.accenture.com">Accenture</a>, <a href="https://insightengines.com">Insight Engines</a>, and the <a href="http://www.linuxfoundation.org">Linux Foundation</a>, and served on the <a href="https://www.weforum.org">World Economic Forum’s</a> Industrial Internet Working Group. He received his B.S. in Cognitive Science from UCSD in 1994.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>An example escalation policy — CRE life lessons <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/01/an-example-escalation-policy-CRE-life-lessons.html">blog</a></li> <li>The new Google Arts &amp; Culture, on exhibit now <a href="https://blog.google/topics/arts-culture/the-new-google-arts-culture-on-exhibit/">blog</a></li> <li>Five Days of Kubernetes 1.9 <a href="http://blog.kubernetes.io/2018/01/five-days-of-kubernetes-19.html">blog</a></li> <li>Kubernetes Comic <a href="https://cloud.google.com/kubernetes-engine/kubernetes-comic/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>The Case for Learned Index Structures <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.01208">paper</a></li> <li>CAP Theorem <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CAP_theorem">wikipedia</a></li> <li>Databricks <a href="https://databricks.com">site</a></li> <li>Spinnaker <a href="https://www.spinnaker.io">site</a></li> <li>Tensor Processing Units <a href="https://cloud.google.com/tpu/">site</a></li> <li>38 Special - Hold On Loosely <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJtf7R_oVaw">youtube</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>I would like to run a Google Cloud Function every day/week/hour etc - but there is no cron ability in Cloud Functions (yet?). How can I do this now?</p> <ul> <li>Functions Cron <a href="https://github.com/firebase/functions-cron">github</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie is speaking at <a href="https://theaicongress.com/">AI Congress</a> in London Jan 30th and she will be at <a href="https://fosdem.org/2018/">FOSDEM</a> in Brussels in Feb.</p> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/6HgMrXjxu1M" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 24, 2018
CPU Vulnerability Security with Matt Linton and Paul Turner
00:28:35
<p>Bringing you a special second episode this week with Matt Linton and Paul Turner sharing insights with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> about the CPU vulnerabilities, Spectre &amp; Meltdown, and how Google coordinated and managed security with the broader community. We talked about how there has been minimal to no performance impact for GCP users and GCP&rsquo;s Live Migration helped deploy patches and mitigations without requiring maintenance downtime.</p> <p>Due to the special nature, no cool things or question included on this podcast.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="about-matt-linton">About Matt Linton</h5> <p>Matt is an Incident Manager (aka Chaos Specialists) for Google, which means his team is on-call to handle suspected security incidents and other major urgent issues.</p> <h5 id="about-paul-turner">About Paul Turner</h5> <p>Paul is a Software Engineer specializing in operating systems, concurrency, and performance.</p> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Protecting our Google Cloud customers from new vulnerabilities without impacting performance <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-cloud/protecting-our-google-cloud-customers-new-vulnerabilities-without-impacting-performance/">blog</a></li> <li>What Google Cloud, G Suite and Chrome customers need to know about the CPU vulnerability <a href="https://blog.google/topics/google-cloud/what-google-cloud-g-suite-and-chrome-customers-need-know-about-industry-wide-cpu-vulnerability/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Security Blog, Today&rsquo;s CPU vulnerability: what you need to know <a href="https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html">blog</a></li> <li>ProjectZero News and Updates by Yann Horn <a href="https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2018/01/reading-privileged-memory-with-side.html">blog</a></li> <li>Spectre Attack <a href="https://spectreattack.com/spectre.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Meltdown Paper <a href="https://meltdownattack.com/meltdown.pdf">paper</a></li> <li>Intel Security Center <a href="https://security-center.intel.com/advisory.aspx?intelid=INTEL-SA-00088&amp;languageid=en-fr">site</a></li> <li>Intel Analysis of Speculative Side Channels <a href="https://newsroom.intel.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2018/01/Intel-Analysis-of-Speculative-Execution-Side-Channels.pdf">site</a></li> <li>An Update on AMD Processor Security: <a href="http://www.amd.com/en/corporate/speculative-execution">site</a></li> <li>ARM Processor Security Update <a href="https://developer.arm.com/support/security-update">site</a></li> <li>GCP Compute Engine Live Migration <a href="https://cloud.google.com/compute/docs/instances/live-migration">docs</a></li> <li>GCP Security Overview <a href="https://cloud.google.com/security/">site</a></li> </ul> <p><em>Patch your operating systems and all the things. Keep updated.</em></p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/j6QEvJhmKuo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2018
Cloud AutoML Vision with Amy Unruh and Sara Robinson
00:26:02
<p><a href="https://twitter.com/amygdala">Amy Unruh</a> and <a href="http://twitter.com/SRobTweets">Sara Robinson</a> join the podcast this week to talk with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> about the alpha launch of Cloud AutoML Vision.</p> <p>Cloud AutoML is a suite of products enabling developers with limited ML expertise to build high quality models using transfer learning and Neural Architecture Search techniques. AutoML Vision is the first product out the gate with a focus on making it easy to train customized vision models.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="about-amy-unruh">About Amy Unruh</h5> <p>Amy is a developer relations engineer for the Google Cloud Platform, where she focuses on machine learning and data analytics as well as other Cloud Platform technologies. Amy has an academic background in CS/AI and has also worked at several startups, done industrial R&amp;D, and published a book on App Engine.</p> <h5 id="about-sara-robinson">About Sara Robinson</h5> <p>Sara is a developer relations engineer on Google&rsquo;s Cloud Platform team, focusing on big data and machine learning. She worked on providing initial product feedback and building a demo for the AutoML Vision launch.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Google Brain Looking Back on 2017 <a href="https://research.googleblog.com/2018/01/the-google-brain-team-looking-back-on.html">blog</a> <ul> <li>Shout-out to <a href="https://twitter.com/kazunori_279">Kaz Sato</a> for his <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/machine-learning/tensorflow-lends-hand-build-rock-paper-scissors-machine/">TensorFlow Rock Paper Scissors example</a></li> </ul></li> <li>Running dedicated game servers in Kubernetes Engine <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/01/running-dedicated-game-servers-in-Kubernetes-Engine-tutorial.html">blog</a></li> <li>Kaggle Learn <a href="https://www.kaggle.com/learn/overview">site</a></li> </ul> <p>Honorable mention&hellip; - Scientists put a worm brain in a lego robot <a href="http://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-put-worm-brain-in-lego-robot-openworm-connectome">blog</a></p> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Cloud AutoML: Making AI accessible to every business <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-cloud/cloud-automl-making-ai-accessible-every-business/">blog</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML Vision <a href="https://cloud.google.com/automl/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AutoML Vision Access Request | Whitelist Application <a href="https://services.google.com/fb/forms/cloudautomlalphaprogram/">form</a></li> <li>Cloud images example <a href="https://www.blog.google/topics/google-cloud/cloud-automl-making-ai-accessible-every-business/">video</a> <ul> <li>Shout-out thanks to <a href="https://twitter.com/wundersooner">Rob Carver</a> for domain expertise in helping label cloud images.</li> </ul></li> <li>Coastline images example <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/aju-demos-coastline-images/metadata/README.txt">readme</a> and filenames <a href="https://storage.googleapis.com/aju-vtests2-vcm/metadata/coastline_shuffled.csv">csv</a></li> <li>Using Machine Learning to Explore Neural Network Architecture <a href="https://research.googleblog.com/2017/05/using-machine-learning-to-explore.html">blog</a></li> <li>Learning Transferable Architecture for Scalable Image Recognition <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1707.07012">arXiv paper</a></li> <li>Neural Architecture Search with Reinforcement Learning <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1611.01578">arXiv paper</a></li> <li>Progressive Neural Architecture Search <a href="https://arxiv.org/abs/1712.00559">arXiv paper</a></li> <li>Learning2learn <a href="https://www.safaribooksonline.com/library/view/oreilly-artificial-intelligence/9781491985250/video314918.html">video</a></li> <li>Cloud Vision <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/">site</a> <a href="https://cloud.google.com/vision/docs/">docs</a> <br /></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How does someone in academia get GCP credits?</p> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Platform Education Grants <a href="https://cloud.google.com/edu/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>Melanie is speaking at <a href="https://theaicongress.com/">AI Congress</a> in London Jan 30th and she will be at <a href="https://fosdem.org/2018/">FOSDEM</a> in Brussels in Feb.</p> <p>Mark will be at the <a href="http://www.gdconf.com/">Game Developer&rsquo;s Conference | GDC</a> in March.</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/A6XioZiQuJk" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 17, 2018
Launchpad Studio with Malika Cantor and Peter Norvig
00:37:52
<p><a href="(https://developers.google.com/programs/launchpad/studio/)">Launchpad Studio</a>, a product development acceleration program focused on helping machine learning startups iterate quickly, fail fast, and collaborate on best practices.</p> <p><a href="https://twitter.com/malijeanne">Malika Cantor</a> and <a href="http://norvig.com/">Peter Norvig</a> talk with <a href="https://twitter.com/Neurotic">Mark</a> and <a href="https://twitter.com/nyghtowl">Melanie</a> this week about how the Launchpad Studio program is helping startups overcome data, expertise and tooling barriers by providing access to talent and resources and building universal best practices.</p> <p></p> <h5 id="about-malika-cantor">About Malika Cantor</h5> <p>Malika is the Global Lead for Google Launchpad Studio. Launchpad is the acceleration engine of Google - running a number of accelerator programs focused on supporting the global startup ecosystem. Prior to joining Google, Malika was a co-founder and partner at Comet Labs, a venture capital firm and experimental research lab focused on investing and supporting applied AI startups. She has worked with founders for around 6 years, in London, Beijing, Singapore, Toronto, and Silicon Valley.</p> <h5 id="about-peter-norvig">About Peter Norvig</h5> <p>Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google; previously he directed Google&rsquo;s core search algorithms group. He is a fellow and councilor of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence and co-author, with Stuart Russell, of Artificial Intelligence: A Modern Approach, now the leading college text in the field. He was head of the Computational Sciences Division (now the Intelligent Systems Division) at NASA Ames Research Center.</p> <h5 id="cool-things-of-the-week">Cool things of the week</h5> <ul> <li>Introducing Preemptible GPUS: 50% off <a href="https://cloudplatform.googleblog.com/2018/01/introducing-preemptible-gpus-50-off.html">blog</a></li> <li>How We Implemented a Fully Serverless Recommender System Using GCP <a href="https://medium.com/@willian.fuks/how-we-implemented-a-fully-serverless-recommender-system-using-gcp-9c9fbbdc46cc">blog</a></li> <li>Awesome lists <a href="https://github.com/sindresorhus/awesome">repo</a>: <ul> <li>Awesome Google Cloud Platform <a href="https://github.com/GoogleCloudPlatform/awesome-google-cloud">repo</a></li> <li>Awesome Kubernetes <a href="https://github.com/ramitsurana/awesome-kubernetes">repo</a></li> <li>Awesome TensorFlow <a href="https://github.com/jtoy/awesome-tensorflow">repo</a></li> <li>Awesome Firebase <a href="https://github.com/afonsopacifer/awesome-firebase">repo</a> <br /></li> </ul></li> </ul> <h5 id="interview">Interview</h5> <ul> <li>Launchpad Studio <a href="https://developers.google.com/programs/launchpad/studio/">site</a></li> <li>Verily <a href="https://verily.com/">site</a></li> <li>DeepMind <a href="https://deepmind.com/">site</a></li> <li>Cloud AI <a href="https://cloud.google.com/products/machine-learning/">site</a> <ul> <li>Cloud Machine Leanring Engine <a href="https://cloud.google.com/ml-engine/">site</a></li> </ul></li> <li>TensorFlow <a href="https://www.tensorflow.org/">site</a></li> <li>Android Things <a href="https://developer.android.com/things/index.html">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="question-of-the-week">Question of the week</h5> <p>How does a startup get GCP credits?</p> <ul> <li>Google Cloud Platform Startup Program <a href="https://cloud.google.com/developers/startups/">site</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="cpu-vulnerability-links">CPU Vulnerability Links</h5> <ul> <li>What Google Cloud, G Suite and Chrome customers need to know about the industry-wide CPU vulnerability <a href="https://blog.google/topics/google-cloud/what-google-cloud-g-suite-and-chrome-customers-need-know-about-industry-wide-cpu-vulnerability/">blog</a></li> <li>Google Security Blog, Today&rsquo;s CPU vulnerability: what you need to know <a href="https://security.googleblog.com/2018/01/todays-cpu-vulnerability-what-you-need.html">blog</a></li> <li>ProjectZero News and Updates <a href="https://googleprojectzero.blogspot.com/2018/01/reading-privileged-memory-with-side.html">blog</a></li> </ul> <h5 id="where-can-you-find-us-next">Where can you find us next?</h5> <p>San Francisco</p><img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GcpPodcast/~4/DXzVxXXL3ZA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Jan 10, 2018